…As Taliban bomb blasts kill at least 48 people***
A fire that broke out at a school on Wednesday, near Liberia’s capital Monrovia, killing at least 28 people, 26 of them, children, may have left the Liberian President, George Weah in tatters.
Sources claimed there were more than 30 students at the school and they were all asleep when the fire broke, leaving them very slim chances of escape.
“This is a tough time for the families of the victims and the Liberians.
“My deepest condolences go out to the bereaved,’’ Weah said, while confirming the incident on his Twitter account, expressing condolence to the families of the children that died in the incident.
In another development, Taliban’s twin suicide bomber attacks have reportedly killed at least 48 people, and wounded dozens, on Tuesday. The aim was to prevent a political campaign rally.
The two blasts occurred: one at a campaign rally for the president and the other in Kabul — with the insurgents emphasizing more violent attacks ahead of elections.
A motorcyclist detonated a suicide bomb at a checkpoint leading to a rally where President Ashraf Ghani was addressing supporters in Parwan province, just north of the capital, killing 26 and wounding 42, in the first attack.
And about an hour later, another blast rocked central Kabul near the US embassy, killing about 22 people, leaving another 38 wounded.
A statement issued by the Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the attacks were deliberately aimed at disrupting the September 28 ballot.
“We already warned people not to attend election rallies. If they suffer any losses that is their own responsibility,” the statement further warned.