Afghanistan: Eight injured in grenade attack on religious school in Nangarhar

On Saturday, nearly eight people were injured in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province when unidentified assailants threw a hand grenade at a religious school in the country. About 25 kilometers from the provincial capital city of Jalalabad in Rodat district of Nangarhar province, an Islamic religious school known as Zunoorain Usman was targeted by a grenade blast, reported Khaama Press. Security officers said the injured were taken to a local hospital after the blast. One of them had a serious medical problem, ANI reported.

In addition to this, security officials claimed that investigations have been carried out to find those responsible even though no one has been detained in connection with this incident.

Attack against an Afghan religious school

According to a Khaama Press report, no one has admitted and claimed responsibility for the explosion. Islamic State terrorists, meanwhile, are widespread and active throughout the country, mainly in the east, and frequently attack Taliban forces and religious minorities.

As religious scholars from across Afghanistan gathered in Kabul for the Taliban’s 3-day grand meeting, which ended on Saturday July 2, the hand grenade attack on the religious school in the east of the country occurred. The jirga, or grand assembly, scholars are expected to declare their decision on a number of issues, including the form of government, the national flag, and the national song. Academics are also set to announce the reopening of schools for girls in grades 7-12.

Wounded in an Afghan attack

Apart from this, the previous week, a bomb attack in Nangarhar left several civilians dead and injured. The head of the district health department was the target of the bomb when unidentified assailants deployed a magnetic mine to target the chief’s car.

Since the Taliban administration took power in Afghanistan, there have been frequent bombings and attacks, and human rights violations such as the constant killing of people, the destruction of mosques and temples, the assault of women and the spread of terror in the region continued. tirelessly.

On June 12, an explosion shook the city of Kunduz, the capital of Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, injuring at least three people. The Kunduz bomb could claim more victims, according to some local media. Provincial health department director Najibullah Sahel revealed that those injured in the event had been taken to hospital, Xinhua reported. According to the media, the explosion occurred near the foreign exchange market. The device was kept next to a roadside car, according to an eyewitness who declined to identify himself for fear of being tortured by Taliban soldiers. The Taliban, however, did not retaliate or accept blame for the assault.

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