At least 15 people were killed, Wednesday, and about 27 others were injured, when a bomb exploded in an attack targeting a religious school in northern Afghanistan.
Local officials said in press statements that the bomb was “planted” inside the school, which houses hundreds of students, according to the local “Tolo” channel.
The officials said that the attack was carried out while the students were performing a prayer, which suggests that the majority of the victims were students.
For his part, the Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman, Abdul Nafi Thakur, indicated that the attack targeted the “Jihad” school in the city of Aibak, the capital of Samangan province.
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As of 13:03 GMT, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.