Pakistan condemns in strongest possible terms terrorist attack at Kabul education centre

24 Octobre, 2020, 21:42 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • 11 killed 20 injured in suicide bombing at Kabul education centre

At least 18 people were killed and 57 others wounded in a bomb explosion near an education centre in west of Kabul on Saturday, the interior ministry said.

Afghan authorities also faced criticism this week after 11 children were killed in an air strike by the military that hit a mosque in the northeastern province of Takhar on Wednesday.

A suicide bomber "set off towards a gathering.in Kabul, where he detonated his explosives jacket" in the crowd, IS said in a statement posted on its social media channels.

On Friday, rights group Amnesty International said at least 50 people had been killed in attacks in the preceding week, accusing both the Taliban and the government of failing to protect civilians.

A wounded man receives treatment in a hospital following a suicide attack outside an education centre, in Kabul on October 24, 2020. Within Afghanistan, IS has launched large-scale attacks on minority Shiites, Sikhs and Hindus, whom it views as apostates. "The number of casualties may change", he said.

More details are awaited.

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Back in February, the USA inked a peace deal with the Taliban, opening up a path for the complete withdrawal of American troops from the war zone.

The top United States envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, said earlier this week that fighting is threatening the peace process.

There has been an upsurge in violence between Taliban and Afghan forces in the country recently, even as representatives from the two warring sides begin their own peace talks in Doha to end the decades-long war in Afghanistan.

Sirat added that the bombings had wounded several others, and that the attacks were under investigation.

Militant group Daesh claimed responsibility for the bombing, in a statement on Telegram, without providing evidence.

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