The Islamic State group, in a posting on its Aamaq News Agency, claimed more than 200 people were killed or wounded in Wednesday's suicide bombing.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the Kabul blast but the attack bore the hallmark of ISIS, which has conducted many previous attacks on Shi'ite targets.
The attack took place in Baghlan province's Baghlan-I Markazi district, said Mohammad Safdar Mohseni, the head of the provincial council.
According to Kabul police, the assailants used a nearby house under construction to stage the attack, which sparked exchanges of gunfire lasting several hours, followed by explosions. The students were teenagers, preparing for university entrance exams at the time of the attack. One witness told Reuters that the scene at the educational center was "horrific".
Hossain recounted to The Associated Press how when he entered Fareba's classroom, he saw parts of human bodies all over student desks and benches.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has also condemned the "terrorist" attack on the Shiites that "martyred and wounded the innocent" - students attending class - and ordered an investigation to determine how the bomber had managed to sneak into the compound, which has its own guards.
The bombing, blamed on the Islamic State group, was the latest assault on Afghanistan's Shiite community, which has increasingly been targeted by Sunni extremists who consider Shiites to be heretics.
The head of the United Nations children's agency denounced the attack, saying it's "deplorable" that children continue to be hardest hit in the growing violence across Afghanistan.
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Kandahar was the religious heartland of the Taliban during their five-year rule that ended with the 2001 invasion by USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces following the 9/11 attacks in the United States.
"The defence ministry confirmed the incident early on Wednesday, but gave no details".
Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai said the attackers were firing rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons but it was unclear how many gunmen were involved.
According to al Jazeera, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack. And six young girls were killed after playing with an unexploded rocket shell, an official in the eastern province of Laghman told the wire service.
The blast was the latest in a wave of attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians, soldiers and policemen over recent days.
The Ghazni attack, one of the Taliban's most devastating in years, has clouded hopes for peace talks that had been prompted by an unprecedented ceasefire during the Eid celebration in June and a meeting last month between Taliban officials and a senior USA diplomat.
"It took Afghan forces - assisted by US advisors - five days to repel the insurgents", NPR's Diaa Hadid reports. "So, I believe the Taliban do not believe in peace talks", said shopkeeper Shahenshah Shahin in Kabul.
Vajpayee quickly dropped from sight after the BJP lost power to the long-dominant Congress party in 2004 elections. In 1996, Vajpayee was sworn in as India's 10th prime minister but the BJP couldn't cobble together a majority.
Turkey's exports to the United States previous year amounted to $8.7-billion, making it Turkey's fifth-largest export market. President Donald Trump had previously announced that the United States was doubling steel and aluminium tariffs on Turkey.
Watts originally explained that they were just ... gone. "I walked in the house and - nothing", Chris Watts told WHMG. Authorities have charged Shanann Watts' husband, Chris Watts , with first-degree murder in connection with the case.
The Italian CNR civil engineering society said structures as old as the Morandi Bridge had surpassed their lifespans. A local industry confederation official spoke of the collapse of the Morandi bridge "in 10 years".
Loaded with Oreo, Kit-Kat, Ferrero Rocher and Nutties - Saif's birthday cake could give anyone a chocolate rush. On the work front, the actress has Abhishek Kapoor's film " Kedarnath " and Rohit Shetty's movie " Simmba ".
She won 18 Grammy Awards and had global success with songs like " Respect ", "Spanish Harlem" and "Natural Woman". She died at 9:50 a.m.at her home in Detroit. "But we do have a chance to earn something more enduring", he added.
At the same time, all current NYU medical students received emails saying the school is offering them full-ride scholarships too. Grossman said covering tuition for all students was at the forefront of his goals when he became dean about 12 years ago.
In order to protect its trade interests, China has deemed necessary to resort to the WTO dispute settlement mechanism. He told the Journal the 25 percent tariffs on steel will rescue an industry important to US national security.
The singer tweeted, "I am deeply saddened about the passing of the Queen of Soul and my sister in song, Aretha Franklin ". She could sing pop standards alongside Barbra Streisand, who was her label mate in the 1960s before she moved to Atlantic.
Investor says 99% of Chinese EV firms won't survive
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Sprint partnering with LG for its first 5G smartphone
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Saudi Arabia makes trading Bitcoin illegal
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