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Afghan bombing: Kabul education centre attack kills at least 24

Added 10-25-20 07:04:02am EST - “The suicide attack outside the private facility in the Afghan capital has wounded dozens more.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Afghan bombing: Kabul education centre attack kills at least 24”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

At least 24 people were killed and dozens wounded in Saturday's suicide bomb attack outside an education centre in Kabul, Afghan officials now say.

The explosion at the private facility, which offers courses for students in higher education, occurred late in the afternoon, the interior ministry said.

The building in the predominantly Shia Muslim Dasht-e-Barchi area usually hosts hundreds of students.

One of its members detonated an explosives vest among a gathering of Shias, it said, while using a disparaging term for the religious community.

The Shia community in Afghanistan has previously been targeted by Sunni Muslim extremists such as IS, which views the Shia practice of Islam as heretical.

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