Blast Inside Afghan University Injures Several Students
News ID: 71452
Date: 08 October 2019 - 21:54
KABUL (Dispatches) – An explosion at a university in southeast Afghanistan has wounded at least 19 students, according to officials, two of them critically. The blast on Tuesday took place inside a classroom at Ghazni University, located on the outskirts of the provincial capital, Ghazni, Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor, said. The blast wounded 12 female students, Noori said. Officials in the provincial hospital said they received 13 victims who had sustained injuries in the explosion, according to the Khaama Press news agency. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban militants are active in the province and regularly launch attacks against security forces there. Last month, a magnetic explosive device attached to a minibus belonging to the same university detonated, killing the driver. Noori said five students were also wounded in that blast. On Monday, at least 10 people were killed and 27 others injured after a minibus carrying recruits for the Afghan security forces was hit in the eastern city of Jalalabad. The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan to allegedly remove a Taliban regime in 2001. Some 18 years on, Washington has been seeking truce with the militant group.