Death toll from Afghan school blast rises to fifty-eight

The death toll from an explosion outside a school in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has risen to 58, Afghan officials said on Sunday, with doctors struggling to provide medical care to at least 150 injured. The bombing on Saturday evening shook the city’s Shi’ite Muslim neighbourhood of Dasht-e-Barchi. The community, a religious minority in Afghanistan, has… Read More Death toll from Afghan school blast rises to fifty-eight

At least fifty-five dead, scores injured following multiple explosions at school in Afghanistan

Explosions caused by a car bomb and mortars outside a school in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least 55 people and wounded over 150, mostly female students, officials said, in an attack President Ashraf Ghani blamed on Taliban insurgents. A senior security official said on condition of anonymity that most of the… Read More At least fifty-five dead, scores injured following multiple explosions at school in Afghanistan

Death toll from Kabul University attack rises to thirty five

As Mohammad clambered out of a second-floor window at Kabul University on Monday to escape gunmen rampaging across the campus, he was sure death was close. Minutes earlier, the 20-year-old had been sitting in his classroom in the Afghan university’s National Legal Training Centre building, waiting for a lecturer at the start of what should… Read More Death toll from Kabul University attack rises to thirty five

Nineteen dead, several injured as gunmen attack Kabul University

Gunmen stormed Kabul University, killing students in their classrooms and firing on others as they fled on Monday, in the second attack on an educational institution in the city in just over a week, officials and witnesses said. The three attackers killed at least 19 people including students before Afghan security forces shot the gunmen… Read More Nineteen dead, several injured as gunmen attack Kabul University