Kabul suicide bombing

This item appears on page 18 of the October 2018 issue.

A suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, targeted an education center on Aug. 15, killing at least 48 people and injuring 67. Most of the victims were teenage students who were there to receive tuition aid as they prepared for college entrance exams.

As of press time, no group had claimed responsibility for the attack. The Islamist group the Taliban, which is active in Afghanistan and has been responsible for recent large-scale suicide bombings, explicitly denied that it was involved in the attack.