KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan’s interior ministry says a suicide attack outside an educational center in the capital, Kabul, has killed at least 18 people and wounded 57 others, including students.
The explosion struck outside an education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood of western Kabul. No group claimed immediate responsibility for the bombing.
The Taliban rejected any connection with the attack.
An Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for a similar suicide attack at an education center in 2018 that killed 34. IS has launched large-scale attacks on minority Afghan Shiites, whom it views as apostates.
Meanwhile on Saturday, Afghan security officials separately announced that al-Qaida’s number two commander in South Asia had been killed in a recent operation in the country’s east.