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In the recent tragedy bombing which had recently taken place in Afghanistan, it has been reported that up to forty-six girls and young women had been among those killed in a suicide bombing on an Afghan education centre last week, as had been reported by the United Nations on Monday who had also announced that the total death toll had risen to 53.
It had been reported that a suicide bomber had blown himself up on Friday next to some women who had been at a gender-segregated study hall which had been packed with hundreds of students sitting a practice test for university admissions.
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The attack had happened in a Kabul neighbourhood which is home to the historically oppressed Shiite Muslim Hazara community, which has also been subjected to some of the worst violence in the country’s recent history.
“Our human rights team continues documenting the crime: verifying facts & establishing reliable data to counter denial & revisionism,” the United Nations assistance mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) tweeted.
It raised the death toll from 43 to 53, adding that a further 110 had been wounded.
Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities, which have been accuses of allegedly trying to play down attacks challenging their regime, have said 25 people were killed and 33 others wounded.
No group has so far claimed responsibility although the jihadist Islamic State group (IS), which considers Shiites as heretics, has carried out some several deadly attacks in the same area while targeting girls, schools and mosques.
In another related development, 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.