The radical Islamist group says the attacker used a suicide vest in the strike which targeted a classroom packed with teenagers in a Shiite Muslim district of the city
KABUL, Afghanistan – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant announced Thursday that one of its militants was behind a suicide bombing that killed and injured scores of students in a Shiite educational center in Kabul.
The radical Islamist group made the claim on its Amaq news agency, saying the attacker used a suicide vest in the strike Wednesday, which targeted a classroom packed with teenagers in a Shiite Muslim district of the Afghan capital.
The Afghan government on Thursday revised the death toll from the attack to 34, down from its initial figure of 48. It said 57 people were wounded in the bombing, part of spate of attacks against a branch of Islam that ISIL considers heretical. Confusion about the death toll arose Wednesday as Kabul hospitals and government officials struggled to cope with the carnage.