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Over two dozen killed, 50 injured in Kabul explosions

Kabul, May 8 (MNN) Over two dozen persons were killed and over 50 others injured in a series of explosions outside a girls school on Saturday, police said.

The Ministry of Interior Affairs said that the three explosions took place around 4.27 pm near Sayed-ul-Shuhada High School west of Kabul.

The attack happened as students were leaving school for their homes and most victims were civilians and schoolgirls, Khaama news agency reported.

No terrorist group or individual had claimed responsibility for the incident at the time of filing of the report.

The violence comes amid a US troops’ withdrawal and US-Taliban agreement.

The US condemned the “barbarous attack” and offered condolences to the victims, many of whom were children, and their families.

“We call for an immediate end to violence and the senseless targeting of innocent civilians. We will continue to support and partner with the people of Afghanistan, who are determined to see to it that the gains of the past two decades aren’t erased,” State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said.

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