May 10, 2021 - World

Afghanistan bus bombing kills 11 as Kabul school attack death toll rises to 85

 A man pushes an injured boy on a stretcher along a hospital corridor in Kandahar on May 10
An injured boy on a stretcher along in a Kandahar hospital corridor on Monday after being wounded by a roadside bomb that struck a bus overnight killing at least 11 people. Photo: Javed Tanveer/AFP via Getty Images

A roadside bus bombing in Afghanistan’s southern Zabul province killed at least 11 people and 25 others, officials said Monday, per Al Jazeera.

Of note: Sunday night's attack comes as officials said the death toll from Saturday's vehicle bombing outside a school in the capital, Kabul, rose to 85, CNN reports. No group has claimed responsibility for either attack.

  • The Taliban announced Sunday it planned to hold a three-day ceasefire for later this week to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of ramadan.

The big picture: There's been an increase in attacks in Afghanistan since President Biden announced the U.S. would begin pulling troops from the country in May and complete a full withdrawal by Sept. 11 this year.

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