A devastating bomb explosion struck a religious school in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least ten students and injuring numerous others. Abdul Nafi Takor, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, told the news agency AP that the explosion at the madrassa in Aybak, the capital of the northern province of Samangan, also resulted in the injuries of a number of others.
No one has taken responsibility yet. Since the Taliban gained power in August 2021, the Afghan Islamic State affiliate has upped its attacks.
The Islamic State has carried out bombings against Afghanistan’s Shiite Muslim minority, as well as Sunni mosques and madrassas, particularly Taliban-affiliated ones. Both the Taliban and the Islamic State adhere to a strict creed, but they are bitter rivals.