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Nangarhar blasts leave policeman dead, 9 students hurt

Nangarhar blasts leave policeman dead, 9 students hurt

Jan 11, 2017 - 14:32

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A policeman has been killed and nine students wounded in two separate blasts in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

The blasts took place Tuesday afternoon in the Syed Ahmadkhelo village, Haji Syed Rahman, the town’s administrative chief told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The first blast targeted police vehicle in which one policeman was killed and the vehicle was totally destroyed, he said.

The district chief said four children were superficially wounded in separate blast in a cemetery a short distance from the area of the first blast. The security officials tried to defuse when the bomb automatically went-off.

The children were discharged from the hospital after initial treatment.

But, Mohammad Asif Shinwari, the education department spokesman, said nine students of Syed Ahmadkehlo High School were wounded in the blast.

He said the injured boys were the students of second, third and forth classes between the eight to 11 years of the age.

Separately, a blast ripped through the vehicle of Border Police officials in Bihsud district.

Governor Spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said no causalities resulted in the blast.

There was no claim of responsibility for the Nangarhar blasts.