The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reports that the Kaaj tragedy has so far resulted in 43 fatalities and 83 injuries, with the likelihood of a rise in the death toll.
The updated figures, which UNAMA released on Monday, October 3, stated that the explosion attack in Kabul’s Hazara neighborhood had resulted in 43 fatalities and 83 injuries. It is “likely” that the numbers will climb.
According to information from UNAMA, girls and young women are the main victims of this explosion and this event’s death toll may rise even further in the days to come.
The Kaaj explosion, which according to the Afghan Hazara community is an egregious example of the atrocities against the Hazara minority and Hazara “genocide”, took place on Friday, September 30.
The Taliban Ministry of Interior had previously reported 19 fatalities and 27 injuries from this attack. Furthermore, the UNAMA reported two days ago that this explosion had resulted in 35 casualties and 82 injuries.
The explosion sparked protests both inside and outside the country, reactions and condemnations from many countries of the international community, and condemnations from international organizations including the UN.
Numerous women demonstrated on the streets of Kabul, Bamyan, and Herat provinces in protest of the explosion at the Kaaj education center and demanded an end to the “Hazara genocide” in Afghanistan.
However, the Taliban suppressed the demonstrations by shooting aerially to disperse the protesting population.