Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghanistan girls' school

Blanche Robertson
September 14, 2018

The militants have answered by conducting assaults in city amenities and against lightly defended targets.The assaults on Tuesday brought to six the assortment of colleges attacked within the province in contemporary months.

Officials and elders said Tuesday's attack targeted a gathering to protest against a police commander, adding that hundreds of people were present when the blast happened.

Relatives and family members of Tuesday's victims have continued blocking the highway, according to local witnesses.

Local officials and people did not rule out the involvement of the hardliner Islamic State (IS) group in the carnage.

The provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said, over 165 persons have also been injured in the bomb attack on protesters.

Men shout slogans against terrorists after a suicide attack among the protesters in Momandara district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 11, 2018.

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Violence across the country has intensified in recent weeks as the Taliban make gains on the battlefield and IS launches deadly urban attacks. They were taken to hospitals in the city of Jalalabad.

The bombs were reportedly hidden inside the schools as part of the planned attack.

"The deadly suicide attack came hours after multiple bombings targeted schools in Jalalabad". AFP said an explosion near a school in Jalalabad, the capital of the province, killed a boy and left four adults injured.

Walizada said another officer was wounded in the Tuesday night attack in Pashtun Zargun district.

The statement said that UNAMA reminds all parties to the conflict to uphold their obligations to protect civilians and calls upon them to immediately cease targeting civilians and civilian objects such as schools, in compliance with global humanitarian law.

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