Kabul attack: Teens targeted, dozens killed in suicide blast

Afghan volunteers carry a body on a stretcher to a hospital Wednesday after a suicide attack in Kabul.

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)At least 34 people were killed in a suicide attack targeting an education center in Kabul Wednesday, according to a government official. Among the victims were thought to be dozens of teenagers studying English.

Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health had earlier released a higher death toll of 48. He later revised that figure down. Dozens were also injured.
The attack on the Maw'ood education center in Dasht e Barchi area of the Afghan capital, came at 4 p.m. local time (7.30 a.m. ET), Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said.
    Hamid Rafeh, the brother of 17-year-old victim Rahila told CNN that he saw "dozens" of dead and wounded when he arrived at the scene at around 4.15 p.m. -- shortly after the attack took place.
      "I saw dozens of killed and injured inside the classroom.
      "I started searching of my sister, I went to different hospitals both government and private, finally I found my sister in a hospital, where post mortem examinations take place. I found her among the unidentified bodies."
      He said he "prayed" that no one else would experience what he had.
      "I don't know how long we sacrifice our loved ones, I hope government (can) prevent such incidents."
      There was no immediate word of a claim of responsibility, but Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mojahid denied that the group was to blame.
      Afghans mourn a victim of the deadly suicide bombing.