Over 100 children killed in Kabul educational centre suicide bombing, says report: ‘Picked up human body parts’
Relatives and medical staff shift an injured girl from an ambulance outside a hospital in Kabul on September 30, 2022, following a blast at a learning centre in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of Afghanistan’s capital. – A suicide bomb attack at a learning centre in the Afghan capital on September 30 killed 19 people as students prepared for university entrance exams, police said. (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)
An education centre in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, saw a suicide bombing on Friday (30) and at least 100 children have been killed in the ghastly incident, reports said.
A local journalist said in a tweet that till now, bodies of 100 students were counted and the actual death toll could go even higher. There were more than 400 students in a classroom, including boys and girls.
The attack happened at the Kaaj educational centre.
“We have so far counted 100 dead bodies of our students. The number of students killed is much higher. Classroom was packed. This was a mock university entrance exam, so students could prepare for the real one.” A member of the Kaaj higher education center tells me,” the journalist said.
Khalid Zadran, spokesperson of Kabul security department, said the students were preparing for an examination when a suicide bomber hit the educational centre. He said 19 people were martyred and 27 were injured.
Afghanistan’s interior ministry spokesman Abdul Nafy Takor said in a tweet, “An educational centre called ‘Kaj’ has been attacked, which unfortunately has caused deaths and injuries.”
“Security teams have reached the site, the nature of the attack and the details of the casualties will be released later. Attacking civilian targets proves the enemy’s inhuman cruelty and lack of moral standards.”
Videos posted online and images published by local media showed seriously injured victims being carried away from the scene.