Suicide bombing at Kabul education center

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A suicide bombing killed at least 13 people and injured more than 30 outside an education center in the Afghan capital Kabul Saturday.

Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said the explosion occurred in a mainly Shiite Hazara-dominated area in the western part of the city.

“A suicide bomber wanted to enter the education center,” said Arian. “But he was identified by the center’s guards after which he detonated his explosives in an alley.”

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing. The so-called Islamic State (IS) has targeted educational centers in the past, especially where the majority of students are Shiite Hazara.

In 2018, IS attacked an educational center known as Mahdi-e Mawood in the area, killing dozens of people.

The Taliban rejected any connection to that attack.

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