Roadside bomb kills 3 Afghan university teachers
Published: 09:15 PM, 29 May 2021
Three university teachers were killed when a roadside bomb hit a bus carrying university staff in northern Afghanistan on Saturday. 15 more people were injured in the incident.
The incident took place in Charikar, the provincial capital of Parwan.
“The bus was carrying teachers from Al-Biruni university,” said Salim Noori, a spokesman for the provincial police.
Hamed Obaidi, a spokesman for the ministry of higher education, said some of the wounded teachers were in critical condition.
No group claimed responsibility for the incident.
Roadside bombs, small magnetic bombs attached under vehicles and other attacks have targeted members of security forces, judges, government officials, civil society activists and journalists in recent months in Afghanistan.
Violence has increased since Washington announced plans last month to withdraw all US troops out of Afghanistan by September 11.