Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Suicide Attack Victims Buried, as Country Reels in Shock

Suicide Attack Victims Buried, as Country Reels in Shock

KABUL - This came as the country reeled in shock over the suicide bombing that claimed dozens of young lives. The victims were mostly students aged between 16 and 19 – both males and females.
Some eyewitnesses said there were probably about 100 students in the class at the time of the explosion.
They had been taking extra lessons in preparation for the university entrance examination.
Health officials on Wednesday night confirmed at least 48 people had been killed in the explosion. Eyewitnesses said however the death toll was more likely around 60.
However, on Thursday morning the health department revised down the death toll from 48 to 34 – citing only that some bodies had been “double-counted”.
On their anger over the poor security at the academy. One parent said the academy “was under threat in the past”.
One father from Afshar, whose son attended the academy until a month ago, said he took his son out due to security concerns.
“I removed by son last month because I was worried that the security at the academy was not strong enough – especially after the recent attack on Tabyan Cultural Center, in the same area.”
The Taliban has denied responsibility for the attack. (Tolo news)