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Militants Attack 3 Schools with Hand Grenades in Afghanistan

Militants Attack 3 Schools with Hand Grenades in Afghanistan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Sep 2018 8:04 AM GMT

Kabul: Anti-government militants conducted violent attacks on three schools with hand grenades and rocket outside Sharan city, the capital of eastern Paktika province on Monday, an official said. The attacks have forced thousands of students to stay away from schools, the deputy to the education department of the province, Nasim Wajid said. “Unknown militants targeted Hazrat Belal and Sayed Jalal Bukhari high school with hand grenades at 7.00 a.m. local time on Monday and attacked another school with rocket outside Sharan city but fortunately no students were present at the time of attacks,” Wajid told Xinhua. However, the official added that the attacked schools were badly damaged in the blasts. Although no group has claimed of responsibility, the official and locals have not ruled out the involvement of Taliban militants in the attack. (IANS)

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