School bombing in Kabul Hazara
KABUL, April 19 – At least six people were killed and 15 wounded Tuesday in school bombings in a Hazara district of western Kabul, police said.
Kabul police spokesman Khaled Zadran told EFE that three explosions hit Abdul Rahim Al Shaheed School and Mumtaz Training Center in Dashti Barchi, where a large population of the persecuted Hazara ethnic minority is sheltering.
A suicide bomber targeted a school in Dasht Barchi, Kabul, on Tuesday. The explosion reportedly occurred at the exit of the Abdul Rahim Shahid School in the Afghan capital.
A journalist covering local Afghanistan news took to Twitter to write: “A suicide bomber attacked a school in the predominantly Shiite district of Dashti Barchi in Kabul.
The explosion took place at the main exit of Abdul Rahim Shahid School where there were crowds of students, one of whom told me the teacher who suddenly survived the attack.
Fear of major casualties.
The Taliban authorities cordoned off the area after the attack and prevented journalists from entering the building, while refusing to provide information about the damage and losses.
The journalists’ bodies later claimed that the Taliban had arrested several reporters while they were trying to cover the bombings, and they were only released after their cameras’ memory card was confiscated.
According to local media reports, two explosions occurred in Dashti Barchi district, west of Kabul.
Russian Sputnik News quoted its sources as saying that at least six people were killed and dozens wounded in the explosions.
Pictures spread on social media showed horrific scenes of dead bodies and children’s limbs scattered in a narrow alley.