Afghanistan: At Least 6 Killed After Explosions Hit High School in Kabul

Photo: AFP [via Al Jazeera]

The Facts

  • Three explosions hit a high school in a predominantly Shiite Hazara neighborhood of Kabul on Tues., killing at least six and injuring several others, including children.

  • There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which followed a decrease in violence over the winter months.

The Spin

Republican narrative

The current security situation in Afghanistan is a direct result of the Biden administration's decision to withdraw from the country. Ethnic and religious minorities are now being slaughtered by extremists because Biden thought it would be politically expedient to abandon allies.

Democratic narrative

The US' disastrous invasion and occupation of the country, not Biden's withdrawal, are to blame for the current security crisis. The fact that Afghan security forces collapsed following the US withdrawal indicates that the security situation was simply unsustainable, making attacks like this one, unfortunately, inevitable.

Political split



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