India condemns 'barbaric' terrorist attack in Kabul

22 March 2018, 01:27 | Isaac Mcdaniel

Police stand guard in the street after a suicide attack in front of the Kabul university in Kabul

Police stand guard in the street after a suicide attack in front of the Kabul university in Kabul

Daesh, which has claimed several previous attacks on Shia targets, claimed responsibility, its Amaq news agency said.

Nowruz, also known as Persian new year is a national holiday that marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring.

According to media reports, Nasrat Rahimi added that the bomber blew himself up near the Kart-e Sakhi shrine and the Kabul University.

Gen Daud said the attacker managed to slip past police checkpoints set up along the road.

The Islamic State group, which views minority Shias as non-believers, has often staged terror attacks in Afghanistan, claiming many civilian lives.

United States and Afghan officials say this is in response to air strikes and other security operations which have pushed the militants back in some areas.

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This attack happens as earlier this month in another Islamic State suicide bomber targeted Afghanistan's ethnic Hazaras, killing nine people and wounded 18 others. "The martyrdom operation carried out with a suicide vest struck a Shiite gathering during their Nauruz holiday celebrations in the city of Kabul", it said.

Afghan firefighters clean up the site of a deadly suicide bombing near Kabul University, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Women and children were among the casualties, he said.

"There were more than a hundred people gathered when suddenly the explosion occurred", Ameer Hussaini, a witness, told The Times.

The March 21 festival is celebrated mainly in Iran, Afghanistan, India, and Turkic republics such as Azerbaijan, Caucasus countries, Albania and Macedonia.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack in a statement, calling it a "crime against humanity".

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