The explosions occurred at Abdul Rahim Shahid High School, a male student, and the nearby Mumtaz Education Center. Both are located in the Dasht-e-Barchi district of western Kabul, where Shiite Muslims dominate.
Humanitarian groups condemn reckless attacks on schools #Kabul today. Those who commit crimes must be brought to justice. we join @unafganistan @OCHAAfg We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and wish them a speedy recovery. https://t.co/6OxY5m4mwQ
– Dr. Ramiz Alakbarov (@RamizAlakbarov) April 19, 2022
According to the United Nations in Afghanistan, the attack on Abdul Rahim Shahid High School occurred while students were leaving school after morning classes. An explosion at the Mumtaz Education Center followed shortly thereafter.
unacceptable school violence
The UN humanitarian coordinator, Ramiz Alakbarov, issued a statement strongly condemning the “horrible” attack.
“Violence on and off school is absolutely unacceptable. For the people of Afghanistan, already besieged by 40 years of war, schools should be a safe haven and a place where children can learn and grow.” he said
Alakbarov stressed that attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, including schools, are strictly prohibited under international humanitarian law.
cry for justice
United Nations Assistance Group (UNAMA) in Afghanistan took it to twitter Explicitly condemns “atrocious” attacks.
“People responsible for crimes against schools and children must be brought to justice.” UNAMA tweeted that Mission Director Deborah Lyons expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wished the wounded a speedy recovery.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, along with Mr. Lions, expressed their condolences to the bereaved families.
“The ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity of Afghanistan is at great risk. We need to respect it and keep it safe.” Mr. Grandi wrote on his official twitter account
more than learning
And Antonio Guterres Secretary-General He also condemned bombing.
“Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, including schools, are strictly prohibited under international humanitarian law.” UN spokeswoman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York:
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) President Catherine Russell condemned it and said the number of casualties was expected to rise.
She also appealed to all parties with the strongest terms to always protect boys and girls.
“Attack on children’s and educational facilities is a serious human rights violation” said Mr. Russell. “Schools should not be places of learning, but sanctuaries of protection and peace.”