KABUL:The UN said on Saturday that a suicide bombing in a Kabul classroom had resulted in an additional 35 deaths, while Shia Hazara women who lost the most loved ones in the attack staged a defiant demonstration against the “genocide” of their community.
A suicide bomber killed himself on Friday while hundreds of students were finishing exams to get ready for university entrance exams in the Dasht-i-Barchi neighbourhood of the capital.The current incident has not yet been attributed to any one group. Attacks on mosques, schools, and females have previously been claimed by the terrorist Islamic State (IS) group, which views Shia as heretics.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said that the attack has resulted in at least 35 fatalities and 82 more injuries.Security has been a touchy subject for the Taliban since taking back control in August, and the hardliners have frequently sought to minimise attacks that pose a threat to their rule.
Around 50 ladies marched passed a hospital in Dasht-i-Barchi where numerous attack victims were being treated while chanting, “Stop Hazara genocide, it’s not a crime to be a Shia.”The demonstrators carried signs that said, “Stop killing Hazaras,” and they were clad in black hijabs and headscarves.
Witnesses claim that the suicide bomber detonated himself in the study hall’s female section. A protester named Farzana Ahmadi, 19, asserted that yesterday’s attack was intended to target Hazaras and Hazara girls. “We demand that this genocide halt. We planned the rally to demand our rights.
The attack on Friday served as “a shamefaced reminder of the Taliban’s incompetence and complete incapacity, as de facto authority, to secure the people of Afghanistan.”