The explosion which occurred near a high school for girls in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Afghan has left 50 people dead and more than 100 injured.
This development was reported by officials Sunday.
According to the Ministry of Interior (MOI), the blast happened near the Sayeed-ul-Shuhada School in the Dasht-e-Barchi area on Saturday afternoon.
Reports from Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said Sunday reveals that the explosion was caused by a car bomb followed by two IED explosions.
Apart from Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mojahid who denied involvement in the explosion in a message to the media, there has been no claim of responsibility yet.
Another source, Afghanistan’s Tolo News, also disclosed that the incident happened when students were leaving the school.
Ibrahim, a schoolteacher, also narrated what he knew about the incident. He said, “A car bomb blast happened first, and then two more explosions occurred near the girls school in Kabul,” He also stressed that the majority of victims are girls.
Recently, incidents like car bombings have been prevalent in Afghanistan despite peace talks being underway between negotiation teams of the insurgent Taliban and the government in the Qatari capital of Doha.