KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) – A modest library has been established in the Afghanistan capital to honor Hazara victims killed in a suicide bomb attack on an education center.
The attack occurred Sept. 30 at the Kaaj Education Center in the Dasht-e Barchi — a predominantly Hazara neighborhood.
At least 53 people were killed, including 46 Hazara girls. Hazara is an ethnic minority group that has suffered oppression.
Halid Nura, who is also Hazara, took action to keep the memory of the victims alive. Nura founded the Kaaj Library in the Kot-e Sangi neighborhood in western Kabul.
Nura and three girls who witnessed the attack told Anadolu Agency they will never forget friends who were killed in the blast and will not allow others to forget.
Nura said he will expand the library he built with his individual effort. He noted the violence against Hazaras will not intimidate the group and that members will maintain their faith with the same devotion.
Sabrina Sharifi, Besire Fitret and Fereshte Timuri are among the victims of the blast. The girls, who sustained injuries, met at the library and recounted the good times they spent with friends.
The three said the attack left deep impressions and they would protect the library to keep the memory of their friends alive and would bring everyone they know to the facility.