At least 25 people were killed in an explosion near a school in the Afghan capital Kabul. Reuters reported that 40 people died anonymously. Dozens of people were injured. A government spokesperson reported that the victims were mainly students.
The authorities have not yet given a clear answer to the reason. Witnesses said it was a car bomb, but also mentioned missiles.
After the explosion, first responders were beaten and ambulances were attacked. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health called on residents to allow ambulances to enter the area free of charge.
Foreign soldiers are retreating
The explosion occurred in the western part of the city, mainly in Shiite residential areas. In recent years, the terrorist organization Islamic State has regularly launched attacks on it. It has not yet been held accountable for the recent violence.
Since the United States and NATO announced that all their troops will withdraw from Afghanistan on September 11, violence in Afghanistan has increased. Withdrawal starts last Saturday. With the return of foreign troops, the country’s security is likely to deteriorate further.