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Afghanistan: Blasts near Kabul school kills 6, injures 11

A suspected twin suicide bombing outside a boys’ school in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least six people and wounded 11.

BBC reports that the blasts happened at the Abdul Rahim Shahid high school in the Shia-dominated west of the city. The number of dead and wounded is likely to rise.

A nearby tuition centre was also targeted in a grenade attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Islamic State militants have attacked the area in the past.

Earlier, sources from Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital in Kabul told the BBC they had received four dead bodies and 19 injured people so far from the school attack.

Students were leaving morning classes when the blasts happened, one witness told the AFP news agency.

The area in which the attacks took place – Dasht-e-Barchi – has frequently been the target of attacks by the local branch of the Islamic State group because of its largely Hazara Shia Muslim population.

Editing by Omotola Oguneye