The Interior Ministry (MOI) said the explosion occurred on Saturday afternoon near the Sayeed-ul-Shuhada school in the Dasht-e-Barchi region.
Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said earlier the death toll could rise.
Officials did not disclose the cause of the explosion, or whether there was a target. There has not yet been a claim of liability.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mojahid denied any involvement in the explosion in a message to the media.
According to Tolo News, in Afghanistan, the incident happened as students were leaving school. “A car bomb attack occurred first, then two more explosions occurred near the girls’ school in Kabul,” said Ibrahim, a schoolteacher, according to Tolo. He added that the majority of the victims were girls, Tolo reports.
Violence in the country, at war for two decades, remains unacceptable, according to foreign governments and institutions, calling for an immediate ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
The National Intelligence Council has estimated that the progress made over the past two decades “probably owes more to external pressure than internal support, suggesting he would be in danger after the coalition’s withdrawal, even without the efforts of the Taliban. to reverse it “.
Officials in the Biden administration have warned that the Taliban will not achieve international legitimacy by seizing power by force or limiting women’s rights.