A suicide attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed at least 48 people

A suicide attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed at least 48 people

A suicide attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed at least 48 people, an official said. There was no immediate word of a claim of responsibility.

At least 34 people were killed in a suicide attack targeting an education center in Kabul Wednesday, according to a government official. Among the victims were thought to be dozens of teenagers studying English.

Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health had earlier released a higher death toll of 48. He later revised that figure down. Dozens were also injured.
The attack on the Maw’ood education center in Dasht e Barchi area of the Afghan capital, came at 4 p.m. local time (7.30 a.m. ET), Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said.
Hamid Rafeh, the brother of 17-year-old victim Rahila told CNN that he saw “dozens” of dead and wounded when he arrived at the scene at around 4.15 p.m. — shortly after the attack took place.

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