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A series of bombs exploded at a boys’ school in Afghanistan, nearly 20 people were injured

Nearly 20 people were killed in bomb explosions. (Photo: AP)

Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said the incident happened at Abdul Rahim Shahid High School and left 11 people injured.

The bomb went off outside Abdul Rahim Shahid, an all-boys high school in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood, west of the capital Kabul. The area is mainly inhabited by Hazara Shiites, who have been targeted by the Islamic State (IS) group.

Meanwhile, a hospital source confirmed that the incident had left at least four people dead and 14 injured in other incidents. bomb. On Twitter, the Emergency Hospital confirmed that it had received 7 children injured in the incident bomb explosion.

An eyewitness said the explosion happened when students were leaving school in the morning. The victims were taken to the hospital, but the Taliban did not allow reporters access to the scene.

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A student receives treatment at a hospital after a bomb explosion near a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 19. (Photo: AP).

Initial investigation showed that the perpetrator used an improvised explosive device. The series of explosions occurred at a time when most of the boys were outside the classroom.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Although attacks on public facilities have decreased sharply since the Taliban took power in August 2021, the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization is still rampant in many areas of the world. all over Afghanistan. Khorasan, the IS affiliate in Afghanistan, continues to carry out terrorist activities across the country.

Taliban officials claim to have defeated IS, but analysts say the group remains a major security challenge for the Taliban.

In May 2021, at least 85 people, mostly schoolgirls, were killed and about 300 injured when three bombs exploded near a school in Dasht-e-Barchi, west of Kabul. No group has claimed responsibility, but IS has claimed a suicide attack on an educational center in Dasht-e-Barchi in October 2020, which killed 24 people, including students.

IS is also believed to be responsible for a bloody attack on the obstetrics department of a nearby hospital in May 2020, which killed 25 people, including pregnant women.

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