At least 25 people, many of them young students, were killed on Saturday in a bomb explosion near a school in the western part of the Afghan capital, Kabul. A spokesperson for the Afghan government gave this information. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said the ambulance reached the site of the blast near the Syed al-Shahda school in the Dasta-e-Barchi region, dominated by the Shiites.
Angry mob attacked an ambulance
Health Ministry spokesman Ghulam Dastigar Nazari said the angry mob attacked the ambulance and even beat health workers. They asked people to cooperate and allow ambulances to go to the scene of the incident. Arian and Nazari said at least 50 people were injured in the attack and the death toll could rise.
No organization claimed responsibility for the attack
No organization claimed responsibility for the immediate attack, but in the past ISIS took responsibility for the attacks in the same Shiite-dominated area. The attack comes a few days after the start of the official withdrawal of the 2,500 to 3,000 American soldiers who remained here. The withdrawal of American troops will be completed on September 11. The pullout comes amid fears of the Taliban becoming powerful again, with nearly half of Afghanistan under their occupation or influence.