Pakistan condemned "in the strongest possible terms" a suicide attack at an education centre in Afghanistan's capital Kabul that killed at least 13 people and wounded dozens on Saturday.
According to the officials, there are children among those killed and injured in the explosion in the Afghan capital.
Afghanistan has seen an upsurge in violence in recent weeks, even as the Taliban and the Afghan government hold peace talks to end the bloody war in the country.
Tolo News reported that Tariq Arian, spokesman for Interior Ministry, said that there are 20 other people who have been injured in the explosion.
Daesh* claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing, the group said in a statement on Telegram without providing any further details.
An Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for a similar suicide attack at an education centre in August 2018, in which 34 students were killed.
On Friday, rights group Amnesty International said at least 50 people were killed in attacks in the past week, accusing the Taliban and Afghan government of failing to protect people.
The attack came in an area of west Kabul that is home to many from the Shia community, a minority in Afghanistan targeted by groups such as Islamic State in the past.
Officials are blaming the Taliban for the attack, which killed at least nine civilians, including three women.. US officials said the deal also aimed refocus security efforts on fighting the Islamic State, which is a rival of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The U.S. signed a peace deal with the Taliban in February, opening up a path toward withdrawing American troops from the conflict.
Smoke rises from the site of a vehicle bomb attack that targeted an Afghan police headquarters in Feroz Koh, the capital of Ghor Province, on October 18, 2020.