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At least 15 killed, 28 injured in attack on Afghan seminary

Kabul, Nov 30 (EFE).- At least 15 people were killed and 28 injured – most of them young students – in a bombing on Wednesday against an Islamic educational center in northern Afghanistan, as mid-day prayers were being held there.

The attack took place at 12.45 pm at the Jahadia madrassa or Islamic school, situated in the city of Aybak in the Samangan province, during prayers, provincial information director Imdadullah Muhajir told EFE.

“Enemies of the country put explosives inside the madrassa, killing 14 students and wounding 28 others,” he said.

So far, no armed group has claimed the attack, however it is similar other bombings carried out by the Islamic State terror group over the past year, especially against centers of education.

Since the Taliban seized power in August 2021, the Islamic State-Khorasan province, the Afghan arm of the terror group, has emerged as the main threat to the country’s stability, even though the government denies that the IS poses a significant security threat.

The IS has been held culpable for several attacks against the members of the Hazara Shia community, apart from explosions and suicide bombings in mosques, schools as well as diplomatic and high-security areas.

In September, at least 53 people, including 46 girls and young women students, were killed and 110 injured in a suicide bombing against an educational center situated in a district of the discriminated Hazara community in Kabul.

The Taliban have launched operations in several areas of the country in an attempt to rout out the terrorists and fulfill the promise of a secure environment that they had made during the war, before coming to power, when they claimed that their areas under their control were free of terrorism and crime. EFE


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