Roadside bomb kills three college teachers in Afghanistan: police

Kabul — Police said Saturday that a roadside bomb struck a bus carrying university personnel in northern Afghanistan, killing three teachers and injuring 15 others.

The incident took place in Charikar, the capital of Parwan. The bus was carrying a teacher at Albirex Nii University, said state police spokesman Salim Nouri.

Hamed Obaidi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Higher Education, said some of the injured teachers were in crisis.

No group claimed responsibility for the case.

In Afghanistan, roadside bombs, small magnetic bombs mounted under vehicles, and other attacks target security forces members, judges, government officials, civil society activists, and journalists.

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On May 8, 2021, students from an Afghan school were treated in a hospital after a bomb explosion near a school in western Kabul, Afghanistan. (Rahmat Gul / AP Photo)

The government has usually accused the Taliban of such attacks, but rebel groups have denied involvement.

Violence has risen sharply since Washington last month announced plans to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11.

Three weeks ago, a bomb attacked outside a school in the capital Kabul, killing 68 people, most of them students and injuring 165.

Despite efforts to find peace last month, about 1,800 Afghan civilians were killed or injured in the first three months of 2021 during a battle between government forces and Taliban militants. Said.

Kabul station