20 Killed In Blasts At Kabul Serial Blast

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  • 3 explosions killed 6 people and injured 11 at schools.
  • There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
  • Taliban said that they have begun investigating the incident.

Kabul: Three blasts rocked Kabul on Tuesday killing 20 people and injuring more than dozens of people when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in a school and an education centre while students were leaving after finishing their morning classes. According to reports, the first blast occurred near the Mumtaz Tuition Centre in western Kabul on Tuesday morning. This was followed by a second blast in front of Abdul Rahim Shahid School also at the time when students were leaving after their classes. The Taliban run government said that they have begun investigating the incident and details of the incident will be shared later.

Many residents in the neighbourhood belong to the Shia Hazara community, an ethnic and religious minority frequently targeted by Sunni terrorist groups, including Islamic State. The reports said that there was also a third blast. The third blast occurred at an English language centre in the same area, Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said. The blasts also come at a time when Muslims around the world are celebrating Ramadan. This is not the first time that the Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood has faced an attack. In May 2021, 85 people – mostly female students – were killed and about 300 were wounded when three bombs exploded near their school.

The group on May 2020 killed 25 people, as well as new mothers, when it attacked a maternity ward of a hospital in the neighbourhood. The Islamic State’s Khorasan wing has become a problem for the Taliban terrorist group which now governs Afghanistan as it continues to attack civilians as well as Taliban militiamen. The Islamic State group earlier this year was responsible for attacking another Shia neighbourhood in Pakistan. Two terrorists from the terrorist group blew themselves up using a suicide vest inside a mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar killing more than 50 people and injuring hundreds.

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