At least forty-eight were killed and 67 injured in a bomb explosion at a Shia education centre in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials said, BBC reported.
Police told BBC a suicide bomber walked into the centre while teaching was under way and detonated his bomb belt.
Many of those killed were teenagers who were getting extra tuition as they prepared for university entrance exams.
In the northern province of Baghlan, an attack killed at least nine policemen and 35 soldiers, officials say.
Taliban militants denied involvement in the Kabul attack, in a mostly Shia Muslim area.
The Shia community in Afghanistan has been repeatedly targeted by Sunni Muslim extremists of the Islamic State group, which views the Shia practice of Islam as heretical.
Kashmir needs independent journalism…
…now, more than ever to give a voice to the voiceless. The press in Kashmir has operated under tremendous pressures of reporting from a conflict zone but since August 2019 we find ourselves in unchartered territory. The Kashmir Walla is among the oldest independent media outlets in Kashmir and has withstood successive lockdowns as well as attempts to suppress us, fighting back with authoritative ground reports based on facts.
We believe in making the powers that be accountable to their actions but to also hold the mirror to the society. We believe in covering all sides of the story and that empowerment in essence means the ability to make informed decisions. As such we have not allowed our journalism to be influenced by the pressures.
Despite the new and still unknown pressures, we are all the more committed to keep informing you of events and stories that matter. Our recent coverage of events has brought us an increased readership. However, the coronavirus pandemic and resultant economic crisis has affected our operational capabilities. We are facing an existential threat but only your support can help us withstand this and maintain our editorial independence.