Bomb attacks targeting Afghanistan school kills 68

Bomb attacks targeting Afghanistan school kills 68

2021-05-10 12:09:00 AM

Bomb attacks targeting Afghanistan school kills 68

Taliban denies involvement in attack condemned by UN chief, pope, India and China, which calls for 'more responsible' troop withdrawal

Agency StaffRelatives mourn the victims of an attack, in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 9 2021. Picture: REUTERSKabul  — The death toll from a bomb attack outside a school in the Afghan capital Kabul has risen to 68, officials said on Sunday, with doctors struggling to care for 165 injured victims and families searching desperately for missing children.

COVID-19 in Gauteng: Makhura considering further restrictions Corruption is 'reducing the image of the ANC', says Ramaphosa Honey laundering: Transcontinental scheme puts fake honey into our supermarkets - The Mail & Guardian

Explosions on Saturday evening shook the neighbourhood of Dasht-e-Barchi, home to a large community of Shiites from the Hazara ethnic minority which has been targeted in the past by Islamic State, a Sunni militant group.A car bomb was detonated in front of the Sayed Al-Shuhada school and two more bombs exploded when students rushed out in panic.

Officials said most of those killed were schoolgirls. Some families were still searching hospitals for their children.“The first blast was powerful and happened so close to the children that some of them could not be found,” said an Afghan official, requesting anonymity. headtopics.com

An eyewitness said all but seven or eight of the victims were schoolgirls going home after finishing their studies. On Sunday, civilians and policemen collected books and school bags  on the road now busy with shoppers ahead of celebrations for Eid al-Fitr.

President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday blamed Taliban insurgents but a spokesperson for the group denied involvement and condemned any attacks on Afghan civilians.Pope Francis called the attack as “inhuman act” in remarks to pilgrims in St Peter's Square in Vatican City on Sunday.

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres also condemned the attack and expressed his deepest sympathies to the victims' families and to the Afghan government and people.Families of the victims blamed the government and Western powers for failing to put an end to violence and the ongoing war.

Security was intensified across Kabul after the attack but authorities said they would not be able to provide security to all schools, mosques and other public places.Conflict is increasing in Afghanistan, with security forces in daily combat with the Taliban. Though the US did not meet a May 1 withdrawal deadline agreed in talks with the Taliban in 2020, its military pull-out has begun, with President Joe Biden announcing that all troops will be gone by September 11. headtopics.com

COVID-19: Bed shortages in Gauteng There is shit in the Hennops River: ‘No way you can call this water’ - The Mail & Guardian Apartheid to blame for missing Charlotte Maxeke hospital plans

The foreign troop withdrawal has led to a surge in fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents.Critics of the decision say the Islamist militants will make a grab for power and civilians live in fear of being subjected once more to brutal and oppressive Taliban rule.

On Twitter, China's ambassador to Afghanistan, Wang Yu, said the “abrupt” US announcement of a complete withdrawal of forces had led to a succession of attacks throughout the country.“China calls on foreign troops in Afghanistan to take into full account the security of people in the country and the region, pull out in a responsible manner and avoid inflicting more turmoil and suffering on the Afghan people,” he said.

Condemning the killing of civilians, India's foreign ministry said the death of more than 50 young girls made this an attack on the future of Afghanistan.“The perpetrators clearly seek to destroy the painstaking and hard-won achievements that the Afghans have put in place over the last two decades,” a statement said.

Read more: Business Day »

LIVESTREAM: Shaleen Surtie-Richards laid to rest

Friends and family of Shaleen Surtie-Richards will say their final farewell goodbyes at her funeral service.

The best choice I've made this year was investing in cryptocurrency and forex trading and earning from home. With the help of KevinKatch2 I've been earning ZAR60,353.00k weekly I've never regretted this decision fellow RSA, 🙏🏻

Bomb attacks targeting Afghanistan school kill 68Taliban denies involvement in attack condemned by UN chief, pope, India and China, which calls for 'more responsible' troop withdrawal

Bomb attacks targeting Afghanistan school kill 68Taliban denies involvement in attack condemned by UN chief, pope, India and China, which calls for 'more responsible' troop withdrawal

Newsdeck: Afghan forces fight to recapture Taliban-held district outside KabulKABUL, May 12 (Reuters) - Afghan security forces mounted an operation to recapture a Taliban-held district outside the capital Kabul on Wednesday just before the start of a three-day ceasefire at midnight, a local official said.

Boeremag bomb plotter and father on parole after serving minimum timeOne of the Boeremag bomb manufacturers, Kobus Pretorius, and his father, Dr Lets Pretorius, were released on parole last year. So we have racists on the loose So While Apla combatants are rotting in jail some of them more than 27 years

Boeremag bomb plotter and father on parole after serving minimum timeOne of the Boeremag bomb manufacturers, Kobus Pretorius, and his father, Dr Lets Pretorius, were released on parole last year. Joh. Why? Reasons Why Not To Invest&Visit in South Africa: 1. Racist BBBEE laws 2. Corruption 3. Crime 4. Unfriendly labour legislation 5. Land Expropriation without compensation 6. Failing infrastructure 7. No electricity 8 Illegal foreigners 9 City Name Changes(Port Elizabeth) Now you are catching on