Principal killed in Jalalabad blast
JALALABAD (PAN): A school principal was killed on Tuesday in a blast in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said.
The incident took place at around 8:30am inside a high school building in the Khalis Families town on the outskirts of Jalalabad city, the governor's spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
The principal, Baramkhel Salehi, was seriously injured and died in hospital, he said.
Another teacher at the boys' high school was injured, and had been taken to hospital, he said.
The explosion occurred in the library of the school, the spokesman for the education department, said.
The education department had sent a delegation along with security personnel to the area for an investigation, he said.
Baramkhel Salehi was a school teacher in Kacha Garai refugees' camp in Peshawar in Pakistan during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He was a member of the Afghan Cultural Association and had worked for the people for the past three decades.
Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, denied the insurgents were responsible for the blast and said he was grieved by the teacher’s death.
Meanwhile, a music shop was blown up in Jalalabad city on Tuesday morning, causing no casualties.
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