Fatima Amiri, survivor of Kaaj attack, in Turkey for treatment

Photo: Social media

Following a successful fundraising campaign, Fatima Amiri, who survived a Daesh suicide bombing on the Kaaj Educational Center in Kabul almost three months ago, arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for medical treatment.

Amiri lost an eye, and sustained damage to an ear, in the deadly attack on September 30, in the Dasht-e-Barchi area of Kabul city.

Legendary Afghan singer Farhad Darya and prominent author Musa Zafar launched the fundraising campaign in November to help get Amiri to Turkey for treatment.

Mukhtar Modabbir, a teacher at Kaaj Educational Center, said in a social media post: “Fatima Amiri, another injured of Kaj Educational Center, went to Turkey for treatment with the cooperation of our beloved singer Farhad Darya and friends.”

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the educational center while hundreds of students were sitting the Kankor exam.

Around 60 students were killed and more than 115 others were wounded in the deadly attack – mostly girls.

Despite sustaining serious injuries, Amiri participated in the Kankor exam and passed. She was accepted to the computer science faculty of Kabul University.

Following the attack, she attracted widespread media attention and quickly became an inspiration to many.

Amiri was also named as one of the BBC 100 Women laureates for 2022 last week.