At least 48 people were killed and 68 were left injured in a suicide bombing in Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi, the Ministry of Public Health of Kabul confirmed.
The bombing happened inside an educational academy around 4:10 pm local time when the students were inside the classroom.
#UPDATE: Death toll rises to 14 and 23 injured in suicide bombing inside Mawoud Academy in Kabul's Dasht-e-Barchi. Casualties are primarily students, reports TOLO news #Afghanistan https://t.co/mlbib9tDIB— ANI (@ANI) August 15, 2018
Meanwhile, the security forces have cordoned off the area and more than a dozen ambulances are present at the place of explosion, as per reports.
Mawoud Academy, where the explosion happened, is a private institution which provides extra classes for students who want to join university for higher education and hold classes for male and female together.
According to the reports, the Taliban have denied responsibility for the attack.
More details to follow.