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Tragedy has struck as a suicide bomber has reportedly attacked an education centre which is located in the Afghan capital on Friday where some of the hundreds of students had been preparing for university exams thereby killing at least 20 people, most of them young women.
The suicide bombing had also been reported to have occured in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood of western Kabul, a predominantly Shiite Muslim area which is also home to the minority Hazara community, the target of some of Afghanistan’s most deadly attacks.
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The bomber had shot dead the two security guards before entering the gender-segregated classroom, student Ali Irfani, who escaped the carnage, told Newsmen.
“Not many boys were hit because they were at the rear end of the classroom. The bomber entered from the front door where girls were sitting,” he said.
Akbar, another student witness, also told AFP that young women made up most of the casualties, with up to 600 people in the hall at the time.
Fresh reports reaching the desk of Africa Daily News, New York has also revealed that up to 60 people have been confirmed dead after a huge bomb had hit a mosque in Kabul during evening prayers on Wednesday.
Khalid Zadran who is the Taliban’s Kabul police spokesman had revealed to local media that there had been an explosion in the city’s 17th district, northern Kabul, he also announced that some of the Taliban forces are now at the scene.
It was also revealed that the Police have reported multiple casualties but did not say how many while Indian TV network TV9 reported that 60 people have been killed and more than 30 injured.
The Imam of the mosque was said to be among those killed and the toll could still rise, the source added. Intelligence teams were at blast site and investigations were ongoing.