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by Oui on Sat May 1st, 2021 at 09:09:10 PM EST
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Afghanistan mourns 60 schoolgirls killed in deadliest attack in years | Arab News |

KABUL: Sixty girls were buried during a mass funeral on Sunday, after a gruesome bomb attack on a school in a poor neighborhood of Kabul a day earlier.

The carnage outside the Sayed ul-Shuhada school in the Shia-dominated suburb of Dasht-e Barchi began when a car bomb detonated as students were leaving classes to break their Ramadan fast.

Witnesses said that as people rushed to take the wounded children to hospital, another explosion and mortar fire tore through the scene, killing some of the rescuers.

"Books and body parts were everywhere ... cries, wailing," local resident Rahim Dad said.

Over 100 people were wounded in the attack, the deadliest assault in years, coming just a week after a bomb attack killed another 21 children in Logar province, south of Kabul.  

A series of explosions targeted the Sayed Al-Shuhada girls school in Dash-e-Barchi, a west Kabul suburb populated mostly by Hazara Shiites. (AFP)

Over a century of persecution: massive human rights violation against Hazaras in Afghanistan | OHCHR |

Noticeable by Asiatic appearance, cultural and linguistic differences with Afghans, Hazaras have been carrying marks of ethnic cleansing, land confiscation, slavery and persecution since 1891. A recent study by impartial agency has recorded elimination of about 60% of Hazara population which was occurred only in the dawn of 20th century. Practicing Shiite faith of Islam by majority of Hazaras has been an additional motivation for further suppression, coercion and slaughtering. At the below, some horrific incidents, particularly those occurred in recent years are enumerated.

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by Oui on Sun May 9th, 2021 at 05:24:30 PM EST
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