3 students dead, 1 injured as rocket lands in Paktika school
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Three students were killed and a third wounded during a gunbattle between Taliban militants and security forces in the Sar Rawza district of southeastern Paktika province, an official said on Friday.
District Education Officer Mohammad Iqbal told Pajhwok Afghan News three students of Hayat Baba High School were killed and a third wounded when the intense gunfight erupted between Taliban and security forces on Thursday.
“Three students of the school were killed and another wounded when a rocket landed inside the school,” he added.
Jan Mohammad, a resident of the locality, said the slain students aged below 12 were studying in grades 2, 4 and 6.
Education Director Mohammadullah confirmed the incident and said “people have told me that Taliban fired the rocket launcher.” The injured student was shifted to a hospital for treatment, he added.
Security forces and Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.
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