At least 27 people were killed in a series of explosions that hit a public school for girls in the western part of the Afghan capital, Kabul. This is reported by local television channel Tolo News, citing the country’s Interior Ministry.
According to the latest data, the explosions also injured 52 people, including a large number of students. The country’s Interior Ministry reported three explosions. At the same time, there is information that three missiles could have exploded.
It is noted that the explosions took place in an area predominantly populated by Shiites. Neither group has yet claimed responsibility for the blasts, however representatives of the Islamic State have previously organized terrorist attacks in the area against local Shiites.
The EU delegation in Afghanistan condemned the attack, calling it a “cowardly terrorist act”.
“The targeting (of the explosions) mainly on female students in girls’ schools suggests that this is an attack on the future of Afghanistan. Young people determined to improve their country. In our mind we are with all those affected (by the explosions), ”said the European delegation in a statement on Twitter.
Update: Statistics released by hospitals in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, show that 55 people were killed and 151 wounded in the attack on the Sayyid al-Shuhada school in western Kabul, most of them students.