At least 16 killed, 24 wounded in north Afghanistan blast

AFP , Wednesday 30 Nov 2022

At least 16 people were killed and 24 others wounded Wednesday by a blast at religious school in Afghanistan's northern city of Aybak, a doctor at a local hospital said.

File photo: afghan policemen keep watch at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan


There have been dozens of blasts and attacks targeting civilians since the Taliban returned to power in August last year, most claimed by the local chapter of the Islamic State group.

A doctor in Aybak, about 200 kilometres (130 miles) north of the capital Kabul, said the casualties were mostly youngsters.

"All of them are children and ordinary people," he told AFP, asking not to be named.

A provincial official confirmed the blast, but could not provide casualty figures.

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