An injured man is treated in hospital after an explosion at a religious school in Aibak, capital of Samangan province in northern Afghanistan, November 30, 2022. (Saifullah Karimi/AP Photo)
[Islamabad]At least 10 students were killed when a bomb exploded in a religious school in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, a Taliban representative said.
A video distributed to the media by the Taliban terrorist group showed a hall strewn with debris, mats and shoes, and the site of the explosion with dead bodies and blood stains on the floor. Move through the halls while investigating the aftermath of
Interior Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafi Thakor said many students were injured in the attack. Samangan province is predominantly Uzbek.
There was no immediate claim of liability. But the Afghan branch of the ISIS terrorist group has waged a campaign of escalating violence since the Taliban took power in August 2021.
ISIS has carried out bombings that specifically target Afghanistan’s Shiite Muslim minority, but also Sunni mosques and madrassas, especially those associated with the Taliban. Both the Taliban and his ISIS adhere to hardline ideologies, but are fierce rivals.