1 student killed, 4 injured in Faryab gun attack
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): One university student was killed and five others wounded on Thursday when Taliban insurgents ambushed their vehicle in northern Faryab province, officials said.
The students were travelling on the road between Maimana, the provincial capital, and Khwaja Sabzposh district when suspected militants opened fire at their vehicle in Pahlawan Tash area in the afternoon, the Khwaja Sabzposh district police chief said.
Col. Mohammad Akbar Bashash told Pajhwok Afghan News one student was killed and four others sustained injuries in the incident.
After the incident, the Taliban blocked the highway, but police reaching the scene traded fire with them, injuring or killing at least three rebels.
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