The latest information about the terrible explosion of a car bomb in the 13th district of Kabul shows an increase in the number of children killed in this bloody incident. An Interior Ministry spokesman said at least 80 people had been killed and injured in the incident so far. The incident, which took place in front of the school of Sayyid al-Shuhada in the town of Etefaq in the 13th security district, has claimed more victims than students of the school.
Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said: “The incident took place due to a car bomb in Bam. At around 4:27 pm, when the students were leaving school, the explosion took place. Unfortunately, 25 people have been killed and at least 52 others injured in an explosion in Kabul this evening. “The injured have been taken to Ali Jinnah Hospital in western Kabul, and the numbers of this deadly attack are changing.”
According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, all the victims of this horrific incident were children who had dropped out of school and were on their way home. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the occurrence of this deadly attack has met with national and international reactions.
Condemning such deadly incidents, in which the victims are mostly civilians, human rights organizations emphasize that civilian casualties are increasing this year. Moreover, violence by the government’s armed opposition escalated just as the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan began at least eight days ago.
Kabul has witnessed an increase in targeted killings in recent days. This is the first car bombing in Kabul in months after a reduction in violence. Religious scholars are calling on the armed opposition to continue the violence and bloodshed in their country.