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“This is the latest in a series of explosions that have taken place in April”

According to local media reports, at least 25 people were killed in two explosions in Kabul this morning. The attacks took place close to the Abdul Rahim Shahid High School and a training centre in the western part of the Afghan capital, primarily inhabited by Hazara communities, approximately 10 kilometres from EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul.

“We have received 11 patients so far: 10 wounded between the ages of 16 and 19, and one 45-year-old man who died on arrival. Of the wounded, six are in serious condition and need surgery,” explains Marco Puntin, EMERGENCY’s Country Director in Afghanistan.

“This is the latest in a series of explosions that have taken place in April, during which we continuously received injured people at our hospital in Kabul. On 3 April we received 59 injured people after an explosion at the foreign exchange market; on 6 April we received 11 wounded after an explosion near a mosque. This is yet another demonstration that, although attention to the situation in Afghanistan has waned, the country is not at peace, as well as in the midst of an unprecedented economic crisis that continues to bring the population to its knees, causing an increase in poverty and crime.” Puntin concluded.