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Explosion at school in Afghanistan kills at least 16, injures 24

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Attack took place this Wednesday, 30, in the city of Aybak, which is 200 kilometers from the capital Kabul; according to a local doctor, the victims were young people and children

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Attacks against civilians in the country have increased since the Taliban regained control in August 2021

One explosion in a madrasa, muslim schoolin the city of Aybak, located 200 km from Kabul, in the north of Afghanistan, left at least 16 dead and 24 injured. The explosion took place on Wednesday, the 30th, and the deaths were confirmed to AFP by a doctor at a local hospital who treated the victims. According to the doctor, who did not reveal his identity, most of the victims are young people, even children. “They are all children and ordinary people,” the doctor told AFP. Another official from the Samangan provincial government confirmed the explosion, but gave no details on the number of casualties. Since the Taliban returned to power in the country in August 2021, there have been dozens of explosions and attacks against civilians, most of which were claimed by the local branch of the Islamic State group. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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🇧🇷With information from AFP

Source: Jovempan

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