2021 Kabul school bombing

terrorist attack

On 8 May 2021, a car bombing, followed by two more improvised explosive device (IED) blasts, happened in front of Sayed al-Shuhada school in Dashte Barchi. The community has a large Shia Hazara population.[1][2] The bombing was in western Kabul, Afghanistan.[3] It left 85 people dead and 147 injured.[4][5][6][7][8][9] The majority of the casualties were girls between 11 and 15 years old.[10][11]

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