Taliban blow up school, clinic in Kunar
ASAD ABAD (Pajhwok): Taliban have blown up a girls’ school and a clinic in Naray district of eastern Kunar province, officials said on Saturday.
Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Sayedkhel, provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incidents happened overnight in Sao and Shergul localities. The school building had been damaged almost in the bombing, he said, adding the blast also destroyed copies of holy Quran, books and furniture.
The clinic, he said was also damaged in a similar act in Shergul area but caused no casualties among civilians.
Education Director Sayyed Jamaluddin said 250 students had been left without a building to continue with their studies.
Dr. Assadullah Fazli, public health director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the militants had taken some equipments and carpets with them. A Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid rejected the claims that militants were behind the bombing.
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