Death Count increases to 50 in school bombing in Kabul

Death Count increases to 50 in school bombing in Kabul

The number of those who died in horrific bomb explosions in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has increased to 50, the Interior Ministry said on May 9, 2021.

Many of the deceased are children from 11 to 15 years of age, the ministry added. The number of those who received serious injuries in the explosion has also increased to more than 100, Tariq Arian, the Interior Ministry spokesperson, said.

Three bombs exploded outside the school entrance at the time when students were leaving for the day, he said.

The site where these bomb explosions have taken place is close to the Shiite neighborhood in the west of the capital city. Condemning the attack, the Taliban denied the responsibility.

The first explosion took place in a vehicle full of explosives, which was followed by two other explosions in the capital city, said Arian.