Many casualties were incurred due to the explosion in the Kaaj education center in the Shiite area of Kabul, the Afghan capital, albeit the precise figures are still being calculated.
The fatal explosion took place inside a class of 300 students early on Friday, September 30, at the Kaaj educational facility in Kabul’s 13th police district, which trains students for the Kankor entrance exams.
One of the center’s instructors, Mukhtar Modbar, posted on Facebook that his sister Um Al-Nabiyin was also a victim of this incident. He added that the armed assailant killed the center’s security guard before detonating his suicide vest in a class of 300 students.
The preliminary figures for the fatalities and injuries were announced to be 19 and 27 respectively. Khalid Zadran, the spokesperson for the Taliban Kabul Police, stated that the explosion resulted in 19 deaths and 27 wounded.
However, a Taliban security source told Al Jazeera that 32 people died and more than 40 were injured in the explosion that terrorized Kabul and targeted students.
More than 100 people are said to have died and been injured in this bloody incident, according to witnesses.
Khaama Press, independently, does not confirm any of the presented figures at this time as the explosion videos it received show heavy casualties. Hospitals nearby have received a large number of the injured and dead.
Female students who were taking the practice test for Afghanistan’s national entrance exam, Kankor, make up the majority of the victims in this incident.
Hazara neighborhoods in Kabul have witnessed a surge of similar attacks that have incurred heavy casualties to the Hazara community this year.
However, terrorist groups, in particular ISIS, threatened educational institutions in Hazara neighborhoods long before the Taliban seized power in the country.