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Three blasts near Kabul school hurt at least 7 children

Many residents in the neighbourhood belong to the Shia Hazara community, an ethnic and religious minority frequently targeted by Sunni militant groups, including Islamic State.

By: AP | Kabul |
Updated: April 19, 2022 2:20:53 pm
The explosions occurred near Abdul Rahim Shaheed High School and inside an education centre. (Twitter/Tolo_News)

Explosions targeting educational centres injured at least seven children in Afghanistan’s capital city Tuesday, with reports of at least three bombs detonating in a mostly Shiite neighbourhood, police said.

The blasts, which occurred in rapid succession, hurt several children and more casualties were feared, according to Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran and the city’s Emergency Hospital.

The explosions occurred near Abdul Rahim Shaheed High School and inside an education centre, where exams are taken in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood of Kabul.

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No one has immediately claimed responsibility. The area has been targeted in the past by Afghanistan’s deadly Islamic State affiliate, which reviles Shiite Muslims as heretics.

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