Attack in a training center in Afghanistan: the death toll rises to 35

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Attack in a training center in Afghanistan: death toll rises to 35

< p class="sc-v64krj-0 knjbxw">Few boys were affected by this attack, as they were at the back of the classroom and the suicide bomber entered through the front door where the girls were sitting.

At least 35 people died in the suicide attack perpetrated on Friday in Kabul against a training center for students located in a neighborhood home to the Shiite Hazara minority, some of whom young girls marched on Saturday to denounce “genocide”.

The latest toll from the attack puts at least 35 dead and 82 injured, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said. ).

The latest report released Friday evening by the Afghan police had reported 20 dead and 27 injured.

On Friday morning, a man blew himself up at a training facility, where students were preparing to take a college entrance exam.

According to a student on site at the time of the explosion, most of the victims were girls.

A security device is set up after the attack.

Few of the boys were hit, as they were at the back of the classroom and the suicide bomber entered through the front door where the girls were seated, another student, Ali Irfani, had also explained.

< p class="e-p">The explosion occurred in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood in western Kabul, a predominantly Shia Muslim area where the Hazara minority lives.

On Saturday morning, around 50 young women defied the ban on assembly imposed by the Taliban to shout their anger. The young girls, dressed in a black headscarf, marched on the main road that crosses the district, shouting with raised fists Stop the genocide of the Hazaras.

Holding signs on which one could in particular read It is not a crime to be Shiite, they went to the hospital where several victims were transported.

Dozens of young women from Afghanistan's Hazara minority demonstrated in Kabul on Saturday October 1 to protest against the “genocide” which they suffer.

The very many heavily armed Taliban deployed on the spot fired into the air several times to try to disperse them.

The Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood has been heavily hit in recent years and since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021. Several attacks have been claimed by Islamic State-Khorasan (EI-K), the regional branch of IS, which considers the Hazaras heretics. No one claimed responsibility for Friday's attack.

The Taliban also consider the Hazara community to be pagans, and human rights groups ;Man have often accused them of targeting them.

Since returning to power, the Taliban have been committed to protecting minorities and countering security threats. However, the NGO Amnesty International said Friday's attack was a shameful reminder of the Taliban's ineptitude and utter failure to protect the Afghan people.

Despite the police device, the women were able to demonstrate and express their anger.

Last May, at least 85 people, mostly girls, were killed and around 300 injured when three bombs exploded near a school in the same neighborhood, Dasht-e-Barchi.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but a year earlier IS claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on an educational center in the same area, which left 24 people dead. ISIS has become a major security problem for the Taliban, who claim to have defeated the jihadists.

Hazara women are on the front line to denounce the violence against their community.

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