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Massacre in Kabul

At least 90 are dead and over
380 injured, according to current estimates, after a suicide bombingin Kabul
during rush hour on Wednesday morning, 21 May.
As children were on their way to school the explosion rang out in the
diplomatic neighbourhood of Afghanistan”€™s capital, extensively damaging the
Embassies of Germany, France, India, Iran, Japan and Egypt, leaving the streets
strewn with bodies, blood and remains.

Pope Francis”€™ condolences and solidarity with the victims and all the Afgan people were expressed in a telegram signed by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, and sent to the Embassy of Afghanistan in Italy. “€œHaving learned with sadness of the abhorrent attack in Kabul and of the many dead and seriously injured, Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt
condolences to all affected by this brutal act of violence”€, the telegram reads. The Pontiff “€œcommends the souls of the deceased to the mercy of the Almighty, and assures the people of Afghanistan of his continued prayers for

A spokesperson for the country”€™s Ministry of the Interior, Najib Danish, explained that
either a water or human waste tanker was used in the bombing. Political
analysts describe the attack as a sinister sign of the deteriorating state of
security in the country as the armed forces struggle to keep the situation
under control. The last attack in Kabul took place on 3 May, when a powerful
explosion struck a convoy of NATO
vehicles, killing eight people.


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