The death toll from a suicide bombing on a private school in Kabul has risen to 50, officials confirmed.
Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish further says at least 70 people were wounded in Wednesday’s afternoon attack on the school just as young men and women, recent high school graduates, were preparing for college entrance exams.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for prior attacks, but no statements from the terror group were immediately forthcoming, with a Taliban spokesmen denying that Afghanistan’s most powerful Tribal Islamist movement was behind it.
Family members of the victims expressed their anger about the lax security arrangements in the institute claiming that the institute “was under threat in the past.”
Last year, in a similar strike, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a cultural centre also hosting students.