Roadside bombs kill six students and wound 11 others in northeastern Afghanistan

As many as six school students were killed when a roadside bomb went off in Darqad district of the northeastern province of Takhar, local officials said. Jawad Hijri, spokesperson for Takhar governor, told Kabul Now that the incident took place early Saturday morning, November 02, when the students were heading to their school in Tahiri village of Darqad district.

The vulnerable Afghan children are one of the prime victim of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. Reports suggest over 14000 Afghan children have been killed between 2016 and 2018.

Tahiri claimed the bomb was planted by the Taliban fighters. The Taliban group have not commented on the incident so far.

On the other hand, today, Saturday November 02, a roadside bomb wounded 11 people in Pole Khumri city of the northeastern Baghlan province. Jawed Basharat, spokesperson for Baghlan Police Chief, told Kabul Now that the incident occurred in Joe Naw area of Pole Khumri.

The northeaster provinces of Takhar and Baghlan are relatively insecure. The Taliban insurgents are present in the provinces.

Roadside bomb claims Afghan lives on daily basis and in most cases the Taliban insurgents are behind planting bomb in Afghanistan.                

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