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Survivors Describe Blast at Education Center

Survivors of Saturday's deadly bombing near a tutoring center in the west of Kabul said they were "shocked" by the incident and some say they keep replaying the attack in their minds. According to security sources, the blast resulted in at least 30 deaths. Also, over 70 were wounded, many of whom were students, officials reported. 

The Ministry of Public Health confirmed 24 dead and 52 wounded. TOLOnews’ Tamim Hamid visited Ali Jinah hospital in the west of Kabul on Sunday and said that at least 41 of those wounded in the blast were being treated at the hospital and most of them were teenagers. 

“Five of the wounded were in critical condition. One of them died this morning,” said Abuzar Mutaqi, head of Ali Jinah Hospital.  

Sayed Amin, a student at the center, said visions of the suicide bombing--and the bomber-- are still playing "in front of his eyes."
 
“The security guards received a call about a suspect with a green outfit entering the area. I saw him and wondered a little bit. Then there was a boom and I don’t remember the rest,” Amin said. 

Tawfiq Husain, 16, a student in the 11th grade at school and the second-eldest son of a six-member family, said he works at a sewing center and gets 600 afghanis a month and pays 200 afghanis to attend the center.” 

“Shortly after the explosion, I noticed that my mouth was full of blood. I left the street (where the center is). I found myself in the hospital,” Husain said. 
 
Husain said a classmate was with him when the blast detonated, but he has no idea where he is following the attack.  

When asked what his message to perpetrators of the attack would be, he said: “What should I tell them? I don’t have anything to tell them.” 

The Public Health Ministry said the wounded were treated in different hospitals.  

“The wounded were treated at Istiqlal, Ali Jinah, and the 100-bed Dasht-e-Barchi and Ibn-e-Sina hospitals. Twelve of them were admitted to Emergency Hospital,” said Akmal Samsor, a spokesman for the ministry. 

Doctors said there were bodies among the dead that were not recognizable due to the damage they suffered in the explosion. 

Survivors Describe Blast at Education Center

Sayed Amin, a student at the center, said visions of the suicide bombing--and the bomber-- are still playing "in front of his eyes."

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Survivors of Saturday's deadly bombing near a tutoring center in the west of Kabul said they were "shocked" by the incident and some say they keep replaying the attack in their minds. According to security sources, the blast resulted in at least 30 deaths. Also, over 70 were wounded, many of whom were students, officials reported. 

The Ministry of Public Health confirmed 24 dead and 52 wounded. TOLOnews’ Tamim Hamid visited Ali Jinah hospital in the west of Kabul on Sunday and said that at least 41 of those wounded in the blast were being treated at the hospital and most of them were teenagers. 

“Five of the wounded were in critical condition. One of them died this morning,” said Abuzar Mutaqi, head of Ali Jinah Hospital.  

Sayed Amin, a student at the center, said visions of the suicide bombing--and the bomber-- are still playing "in front of his eyes."
 
“The security guards received a call about a suspect with a green outfit entering the area. I saw him and wondered a little bit. Then there was a boom and I don’t remember the rest,” Amin said. 

Tawfiq Husain, 16, a student in the 11th grade at school and the second-eldest son of a six-member family, said he works at a sewing center and gets 600 afghanis a month and pays 200 afghanis to attend the center.” 

“Shortly after the explosion, I noticed that my mouth was full of blood. I left the street (where the center is). I found myself in the hospital,” Husain said. 
 
Husain said a classmate was with him when the blast detonated, but he has no idea where he is following the attack.  

When asked what his message to perpetrators of the attack would be, he said: “What should I tell them? I don’t have anything to tell them.” 

The Public Health Ministry said the wounded were treated in different hospitals.  

“The wounded were treated at Istiqlal, Ali Jinah, and the 100-bed Dasht-e-Barchi and Ibn-e-Sina hospitals. Twelve of them were admitted to Emergency Hospital,” said Akmal Samsor, a spokesman for the ministry. 

Doctors said there were bodies among the dead that were not recognizable due to the damage they suffered in the explosion. 

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