A car bomb has exploded in front of a private guest house in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province, killing at least 30 people. More than 90 people were injured in the incident on Friday. The British media BBC has said so.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a crowded guest house in the Poole-e-Alam area of Logar province’s capital, east of Kabul.
Hasibullah Stanekzai, head of the Logar provincial council, said some of the dead were university students who had just passed their high school exams. The roof of the guest house collapsed in the blast. Many are still trapped under it. The scene is being searched and the death toll is expected to rise.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but officials have blamed the Taliban militant group for it.
The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is set to begin on Saturday. The day before, such an attack took place.
Violence against the Taliban has escalated since US President Joe Biden announced a September 11 deadline for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the BBC reported. According to the Taliban’s talks with the administration of former US President Donald Trump, all US and NATO troops were due to withdraw in early May.