May 10,(Reuters) Afghanistan: The death toll from a bomb attack outside a school in the Afghan capital Kabul has risen to 68, officials said on Sunday, with doctors struggling to care for 165 injured victims and families searching desperately for missing children.
A car bomb was detonated in front of the Sayed Al-Shuhada school and two more bombs exploded when students rushed out in panic.
Officials said most of those killed were schoolgirls. Some families were still searching hospitals for their children.
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday blamed Taliban insurgents for the attack.
However, a spokesperson for the group denied involvement and condemned any attacks on Afghan civilians.
Families of the victims blamed the government and Western powers for failing to put an end to violence and the ongoing war.