Kabul Attack: Blasts Near School Leave At Least 30 Dead

Blasts close to a secondary school in the Afghan capital Kabul have left at least 30 people dead and dozens more injured, officials have said.

The explosions took place as students were leaving the building on Saturday, with pictures on social media showing abandoned school bags in the street.

Most of the victims were girls, a ministry of education spokeswoman said.

No-one has admitted carrying out the attack in Dasht-e-Barchi - an area often hit by Sunni Islamist militants.

Taliban militants denied any involvement.

Afghan officials say they believe the explosions were caused by a car bomb and mortars.

The neighbourhood in western Kabul is home to many from the Hazara minority community, who are of Mongolian and Central Asian descent and are mainly Shia Muslims.



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