Kabul, May 10: In a tragedy that has rattled humanity, the death toll in a horrific bombing at a girls’ school in the Afghan capital has soared to 85, many of them pupils between 11 and 15 years old, the Afghanistan Government stated.
The attack was done against Shia Hazara Community.
The number of wounded in Saturday’s attack has also climbed to more than 100, said Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian.
On the other hand,
Civilians and policemen collected books and school bags strewn across a blood-stained road now busy with shoppers ahead of celebrations for Eid al-Fitr next week.
China has condemned the horrific attack.
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China was “shocked” by the attacks and “deeply saddened” by the death toll. She also called on Washington to pull out troops “in a responsible manner”. “It needs to be pointed out that the recent abrupt US announcement of complete withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan has led to a succession of explosive attacks throughout the country, worsening the security situation and threatening peace and stability as well as people’s lives and safety,” Hua said in a statement posted on the ministry’s website on Sunday.
On the otherhand , The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is horrified and outraged by this weekend’s barbaric bomb attack on the Sayed-u-Shohada Girls’ School in Afghanistan where more than 70 people, including girls, have been killed and numerous others injured. IRC staff have lost family members and friends in this senseless attack, and others are still waiting to hear about their safety.
Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, in a statement on ceasefire announcement by Taliban said that “temporary ceasefires” are not permanent solution to the country’s problems,” stressing the need for permanent ceasefire to end the war in the country.
“We believe that the solution to the current crisis in the country is to speed up negotiations, declare a permanent ceasefire and end the war,” Abdullah said.