The United Nations said on Monday that at least 46 girls and young women were among the 53 individuals killed in the explosion at the educational centre in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on Friday. This increase in the number of explosions in Kabul comes on the same day as another explosion in the city’s western region on Monday, which targeted a Hazara-populated area. The news agency ANI reported, the incident occurred near the Shahid Mazari Road and the Pul-e-Sukhta neighbourhood.
“Further rise in casualties from Friday’s classroom bombing in Hazara quarter of Kabul: 53 killed, at least 46 girls & young women 110 injured. Our human rights team continues documenting the crime: verifying facts & establishing reliable data to counter denial and revisionism,” official account of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan tweeted.
53 killed, at least 46 girls & young women
Our human rights team continues documenting the crime: verifying facts & establishing reliable data to counter denial & revisionism
— UNAMA News (@UNAMAnews) October 3, 2022
So far, there are no additional details on the explosion and the casualties. The Taliban officials have yet to issue a statement on the explosion, news agency ANI reported.
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According to multiple media reports, approximately 100 students from the institute were killed in the attack; however, the UN mission in Afghanistan stated that its human rights teams in Kabul are assisting in the establishment of an accurate record of the college attack in the Hazara neighbourhood.
Hundreds of women from the minority Hazara community demonstrated in Kabul on Saturday against the terror attack at the Kaaj Educational Centre.
Women protestors dressed in black chanted anti-genocide slogans and demanded their rights, according to Pajhwok Afghan News. This explosion comes just days after a blast near Kabul’s Wazir Akbar Khan neighbourhood sparked a global outcry. The recent explosion outside the Russian Embassy in Kabul was also strongly condemned.
(With Inputs From ANI)