Kabul School Blasts Leave Six People Dead, 11 Wounded

At least six people have been killed and 11 others received injuries by two bomb blasts at a boys’ school in the Afghan capital Kabul city on early Tuesday.

Kabul Police Spokesperson, Khalid Zadran said that blasts occurred at the entry gate of Abdul Rahim Shahid School were caused by improvised explosive devices.

The Shahid School is located in Police District 18th in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood of Kabul

“Six people were killed and 11 wounded. We are at the site and have launched an investigation into the incident,” Zadran said in a tweet.

Zadran did not comment whether any school students were among the victims.

Eyewitness said that the children were leaving school at the time of the first blast, and the second explosion hit shortly after the first one.

Some unverified local sources said that up to 20 people, among the schoolchildren, were killed and wounded in the blasts.

Zadran in an earlier tweet said that the blasts had “caused injuries to our Shiite compatriots,” but did not specify the numbers.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack by any group, but western Kabul has previously been a target of Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh terrorist groups due to its Shiite Hazara residents.

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