The Kawsar-e-Danesh tutoring center in the west of Kabul has resumed its classes at least three weeks after it was targeted by a suicide attack that according to sources, killed 43 people and wounded 80 more—most of them the students of the center.
The center was attacked on October 24. The government said over 30 people were killed in the attack.
Teachers in the center on Thursday said the students are back to their classes with more commitment, but they have not forgotten the shock they felt in the attack.
Students in the center said they will not be demoralized, and they will continue their studies with further commitment.
“Walking on the street where 43 innocent people were killed seems very difficult,” said Zainab, a student.
“The more they try to stop us, the more our commitment will get stronger,” said Rona, a student.
“We have high morale to continue our studies,” said Mustafa, a student.
But Yasin Sorosh, head of Kawsar-e-Danish center said there has been no progress in the investigation to find out that who really plotted the attack on the education center.
“It is yet to be made clear whether Daesh, the Taliban, or any other group was behind the attack. The people want the incident to be probed,” he said.
Most of those killed in the attack were young students from low-income families, according to their relatives.
According to victims’ families, most of those killed and wounded were those who came from Ghor, Ghazni, Daikundi and Bamiyan to study at the center and earn high scores in the university entrance exam. They were paying rent for rooms.