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Bombs strike Kabul school

Family members of bombing victims mourn in front of a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. Associated Press/Photo by Ebrahim Noroozi

Bombs strike Kabul school

Burned notebooks and shoes littered the street after explosives targeted a high school and education center in Afghanistan’s capital Tuesday. The blasts occurred in rapid succession, killing at least six, including students, and injuring 17. Kabul police expect to discover more as they search the rubble. The facilities are in a Shiite Muslim neighborhood, a minority often targeted by other Muslim groups.

What happened? Witnesses said a suicide bomber entered the high school complex, which can hold up to 1,000 students, and two other blasts went off outside. It wasn’t clear how many people were in the school at the time. No one has claimed responsibility, but Afghanistan’s Islamic State affiliate has been known to target Shiite Muslims, calling the minority heretics.

Dig deeper: Read Onize Ohikere’s report in The Sift on another bombing in the same region last May.

Mary Muncy

Mary Muncy is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. She graduated from World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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