Afghanistan: Death toll following bombing of girls’ school rises to 85

The number of victims of a bomb attack on a girls’ secondary school in Afghanistan has gone up 85, while those injured number 147. Many of the victims are students.

The attack happened in Kabul on Friday when a car bomb exploded in front of the school as the girls were coming out of the building. Two other bombs exploded shortly afterwards while the girls were running away.

The area of Dasht-e-Barchi is populated by Shi’ites, many of them from the ethnic Hazara minority who in the past were the target of attacks by the Islamic state.

To date no one has taken responsibility for the attack and the Talibans have denied being behind it.

Earlier:

50 persons killed in explosions near a Kabul school