On March 21, a suicide bomber blew himself up near Kabul University in the Afghan capital of Kabu, according to the Chinese Xinhua News Agency.
The media outlet said that the bomber had been trying to target a celebration which had been held in a Shiite Shrine near the university.
“A terrorist tied explosive device in his body obviously was going to target Sakhi Shrine where thousands of people were gathered to celebrate Nawroz or the solar new year of 1397,” a unnamed Afghan official told Xinhua News Agency.
According to the Afghan TOLO TV, the Afghan Ministry of Public Health revealed that 29 people had been killed and 52 others were injured in a suicide attack in Kabul.
The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq confirmed that the terrorist organization had been behind the suicide attack. Amaq claimed that over 100 Shiite civilians had been killed and injured in the attack.
The security situation in Kabul has deteriorated over the past few months to a dangerous level, as both ISIS and the Taliban appear to be able to hit the Afghan capital on a regular basis.