'We Don’t Have Hope Anymore’: Afghans Grieve, Blame Government After Deadly Attack On Kabul Girls’ School
Fifteen-year-old Masuma, an Afghan schoolgirl, just wanted to learn. But her decision to attend classes on May 8, 2021 ultimately took her life. The bombing of Kabul’s all-female Sayed Al-Shuhada School, located in a predominantly ethnic Hazara neighborhood, killed 85 people and wounded some 150. The attack has prompted rumination about what the future may hold for Afghanistan once U.S. and international forces complete their withdrawal this year. In Kabul, reporter Liza Karimi spoke with families of the victims and others.