Blasts near girls’ schools in Afghanistan kill teen

Kabul: A teenager was killed and four civilians were wounded in three separate explosions on Tuesday near two schools for girls in Afghan province of Nangarhar, officials said.

Two of the blasts occurred in Behsood district in early morning, killing a 14-year old boy and wounding three others, the provincial governor’s spokesperson Attaullah Khogyanai was quoted as saying by Efe news.

The spokesperson said that the third explosion took place in police district number three in the provincial capital of Jalalabad, wounding one civilian.

In all three blasts, the attackers targeted schools for girls, said provincial council member Zabihullah Zmarai.

“Two blasts happened just outside Malika Humaira Girl High School in Behsood district and a third was near another girls’ school in Jalalabad city,” he said.

The Islamic State terror organization sprang up in Afghanistan in 2015 and established a stronghold in the eastern province of Nangarhar, which has witnessed a large number of attacks in recent weeks.

At the end of August, two people died and another four were wounded in a suicide attack during a protest near the office of the electoral commission in the province.