The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including schoolchildren, the interior ministry said.
The explosion struck outside an education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood of western Kabul, Dasht-e-Barchi.
The interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the attacker was trying to enter the center when he was stopped by security guards.
According to Arian, the casualty toll may rise further as family members of victims of the suicide bombing are still searching the several different hospitals where the wounded have been taken.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing on Saturday, but gave no evidence to support their claim. The Taliban rejected any connection with the attack.