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Death toll from Kabul school blasts rises to 63 : Reports

The majority of victims are young girls.

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Moscow: The death toll from Saturday’s blasts near a girls’ school in the Afghan capital of Kabul has reached 63, with more than 150 others wounded, media reported.

A car bomb went off outside the Sayed-ul-Shuhada school in a Shiite-majority neighborhood in western Kabul, the Tolo News agency said. It was followed by two more blasts.

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The majority of victims are young girls.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning. He blamed the blasts on the Taliban, but a spokesman for the militants denied they were involved and accused the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia) of attacking the school.

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