Woman killed; student commits suicide
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A woman was killed and her spouse and son were injured when a mortar shell hit their house in northwestern Faryab province, an official said on Tuesday.
Wishing not to be named, the official told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place late on Monday in the Bukhara Qala area of the Almar district during a clash between security forces and insurgents.
However, the source did not say who had fired the mortar shell. A 35-year-old woman died of her serious injuries after being rushed to a health facility along with the three others wounded,
A doctor on duty at the clinic, Mohammad Kabir, said the injured, including the woman’s husband and son, had been taken to the civil hospital in Maimana, because they were in critical condition.
Separately, a teenage schoolboy committed suicide in Andkhoi district, the district chief told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Sultan Sanjar said the 18-year-old had been suffering from hepatitis, which prompted him to commit suicide. Doctors at the district hospital said they found strangulation bruises on the student’s neck.
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