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Explosions target school students in western Kabul – KabulNow

explosions in Kabul

Three consecutive explosions have targeted school students outside Sayed ul-Shuhada High School in a western neighborhood of Kabul city belonging to PD13, a school teacher confirmed to Kabul Now. As many as 35 wounded have so far been transferred to hospitals, according to spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

Ali Khan Ehsani, who is a head master at the school, detailed that a car bomb went off near the high school followed by two other consecutive blasts from planted bombs targeting the school children while they were fleeing the area.

As many as 22 wounded have so far been transferred to Mohammad Ali Jenah and Barchi 50-bed hospital as a result of the explosions, confirmed Dastgir Nazari, spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health. He further said that the two wounded people are in critical condition.

Talking to Kabul Now, Tariq Arian, the MoI spokesperson, said that the incident took place around 04:27 PM today, May 08, near Sayed ul-Shuhada High School in Ettifaq township, a neighborhood in west part of Kabul city. As many as 35 wounded have so far been transferred to hospitals, he said. “This is a big terroristic crime,” the MoI official wrote on Facebook.

He, however, did not provide details regarding the type of blast and casualties.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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