Kabul, May 09: Afghan Interior ministry stated the dying toll in the bombing of ladies’ school in Kabul soars to 50, one other 100 injured.
The Taliban condemned the assault apparently aimed at civilians and denied any accountability.
Ambulances had been dashing to evacuate wounded from the scene of the blast near Syed Al-Shahda school, in the Shiite majority neighbourhood of Dasht-e-Barchi, Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian stated.
Angry crowds attacked the ambulances and even beat well being staff, stated Health Ministry spokesman Ghulam Dastigar Nazari. He implored residents to cooperate and permit ambulances free entry to the location.
Images circulating on social media purportedly confirmed smoke rising above the neighbourhood. At one close by hospital, Associated Press journalists noticed at least 20 useless our bodies lined up in hallways and rooms, with dozens of wounded folks and households of victims urgent by the ability.
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Outside the Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital, dozens of individuals lined as much as donate blood, whereas members of the family checked casualty posted lists on the partitions.
Both Arian and Nazari stated that at least 50 folks had been additionally wounded, and that the casualty toll might rise. The assault occurred simply because the fasting day got here to an finish.
No one instantly claimed accountability for the assault, and Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid instructed reporters in a message that solely the Islamic State group may very well be accountable for such a heinous crime.
The extremist group has beforehand claimed assaults towards minority Shiites in the identical space, final 12 months claiming two brutal assaults on schooling amenities that killed 50 folks, most of them college students.
Even because the IS has been degraded in Afghanistan, in keeping with authorities and US officers, it has stepped-up its assaults notably towards Shiite Muslims and ladies staff.
Earlier the group took accountability for the focused killing of three girls media personnel in japanese Afghanistan.
The assault comes days after the remaining 2,500 to three,500 American troops formally started leaving the nation. They might be out by Sept. 11 at the newest. The pullout comes amid a resurgent Taliban, who management or maintain sway over half of Afghanistan.
The high US army officer stated Sunday that Afghan authorities forces face an unsure future and probably some “dangerous doable outcomes” towards Taliban insurgents because the withdrawal accelerates in the approaching weeks.