Bomb kills at least 25 people near school in Afghan capital – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2021-05-08 10:59:07 –

By RAHIM FAIZ and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press

Kabul, Afghanistan — On Saturday, a bomb exploded near schools in the majority of Siite districts in western Kabul, killing at least 25 people, many of whom were young students, an Afghan government spokesman said. The Taliban clearly condemned the attacks on civilians and denied any liability.

According to Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian, the ambulance was in a hurry to evacuate the injured from the blast site near the Sayyid al-Shada school in the Shiite majority district of Dashte Barki.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but previous, often brutal attacks in the region have been claimed by members of the Islamic State of Afghanistan.

A radical Sunni Muslim group has declared a war against the Afghan minority Shiite Muslims. Washington accused IS of a vicious attack at a maternity hospital in the same area that killed a pregnant woman and a newborn baby last year.

At Dasht-e-Barchi, an angry crowd attacked an ambulance and beat health care workers, said health ministry spokesman Ghulam Dastigar Nazari. He pleaded with the residents to allow ambulances to access the site for free.

Images disseminated on social media are said to show smoke rising above the neighborhood.

At a nearby hospital, Associated Press journalists saw at least 20 corpses lined up in corridors and rooms, with dozens of injured and victims’ families pushing through the facility.

Outside Muhammad Ali Jinna Hospital, dozens of people lined up to donate blood, and families checked the list of victims on the wall.

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