After the Kabul bombing, UNICEF said that violence near schools was unacceptable

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After the Kabul bombing, UNICEF said that violence near schools was unacceptable

The explosion in Afghanistan's western Kabul region was denounced on Friday by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

At least 19 people were killed and several more were wounded in the Kaaj Educational Center explosion on Friday. Numerous adolescent girls and boys lost their lives as a result of this "heinous crime," according to UNICEF, and many more were gravely injured.

UNICEF tweeted that it was "appalled" by the tragic incident that took place inside the Kaaj Educational Center early this morning in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood of West Kabul, Afghanistan.

Violence at or near educational institutions is never acceptable, according to the UN organisation. "Children should be able to study, socialise with friends, and feel comfortable in these settings while they develop the abilities they will need in the future. Children and teenagers are not, and they need to never be a violent person's target, "In yet another tweet, UNICEF stated.

All parties in Afghanistan were urged by UNICEF to uphold and respect human rights as well as to ensure the safety and protection of all children and youth.

A spokeswoman for the Kabul Police, Khalid Zadran, told CNN earlier today that the explosion at the Kaaj education centre happened around 7:30 am local time.

"Unfortunately, there have been fatalities as a result of the incident. Security personnel have arrived in the region, and we will later reveal the explosion's kind and the number of casualties "Zadran stated.The Hazara neighborhood's Kaaj educational centre was the target of a suicide bomber, according to an NGO called Afghan Peace Watch in a tweet.

This explosion occurs a short time after a bombing that was reported close to Kabul's Wazir Akbar Khan neighbourhood and caused widespread outrage. Strong condemnation was also expressed for the recent explosion that occurred outside the Russian Embassy in Kabul.

These explosions occur as the Taliban, who overthrew the US-backed civilian government in Afghanistan last year, have been in power for a whole year. Rights organisations said that the Taliban had repeatedly breached their promises to uphold women's and human rights.

The Islamic authorities severely restricted the rights of women and girls after seizing Kabul in August of last year. They also repressed the media, arbitrarily imprisoned, tortured, and summarily murdered critics and perceived enemies.

According to rights organisations, the Taliban's violations of human rights have drawn global condemnation and jeopardised international attempts to alleviate the severe humanitarian situation in the nation.

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