School Puts on Play Against Suicide Bombing – Gets Suicide Bombed (Video)
A suicide bomber blew up in a school auditorium during a production condemning suicide bombing.
At least 15 people were wounded in the attack on the school. (BBC)
At east one person was killed and fifteen were wounded.
A teenaged bomber on Thursday targeted a Kabul auditorium packed with people watching a drama condemning suicide attacks and being staged at a French cultural center, killing a German man and wounding 16 people, officials and a witness said.
“I heard a deafening explosion … There were Afghans, foreigners, young girls and young boys watching the show,” Sher Ahmad, an Afghan rights activist who was at the performance, told Reuters.
He said the blast came during a performance of a new play called “Heartbeat: Silence After the Explosion”, a condemnation of suicide attacks.
“Pieces of flesh were plastered on the wall. There were children and women crying for help. Some were running out, some were just screaming.”
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the bomber targeted the event because it was staged “to insult Islamic values…”