Kaaj blast victims head to Pakistan for treatment

Kaaj students at Kabul Airport.

Seven female students who were wounded in a suicide attack on Kaaj Educational Center in Kabul on Sept. 30, left for Pakistan on Monday for further treatment.

Ghulam Reza Omid, Head of Kaaj Educational Center, stated that Fatima Sarwari, Nazdana Mohammadi, Siyamoi Mohammadadi, Shukria Alizada, Hadisa Nazar, Hakima Zarifi and Hawagul Haidari, were among the students who have been transferred to Pakistan.

According to Omid, another three wounded students, including Zainab Attai, Fatima Amiri, and Najiba Atef, will leave Kabul for Turkey for medical treatment in the next few days.

Kaaj officials said that most of the wounded students are from vulnerable families and that the cost of their treatment is being covered by Afghan nationals living abroad.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in late September at the Kaaj educational center in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of Kabul, while hundreds of students were sitting the Kankor exam.

At least 55 people, including 51 female students, were killed and 125 others were injured in the attack.

Kaaj students at Kabul Airport.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

Kaaj Educational Center was established in 2011 and operated under the name of Mahdi-e-Mawood Educational Center until it was targeted by a suicide bomber in 2018. The responsibility for the attack, in which at least 57 students were killed and around 100 others injured, was claimed by IS-K (Daesh).

The center then changed its name to Kaaj and continues to operate in Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul city.

Recently, the center reopened for students following the attack and tutors will once again prepare them for the university entrance exam.