A vehicle bombing outside of a high school in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Saturday killed at least 30 people and injured more than 50, including multiple female high school students, according to Reuters.
Why it matters: It is at least the second bombing to strike students in Afghanistan in a little over a week. Violence in Afghanistan has escalated since President Biden announced that the U.S. would begin withdrawing troops in May and would complete a full withdrawal by Sept. 11, 2021.
The big picture: No group has claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack, which occurred as the high school was hosting female students for classes.
- Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani blamed the bombing on the Taliban, though the group condemned the attack on Twitter.
- A vehicle bombing outside of a public building last week in Logar Province killed at least 25 people and injured more than 60, including multiple high school students.
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Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.