Afghanistan: 8 injured after Grenade attack on religious school | World News

Eight people were injured on Saturday after strangers threw a hand grenade at a religious school in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, Xinhua reported, citing local media.

Police spokesman Abdul Basir Zabuli was quoted by Xinhua as saying that a grenade attack took place early Saturday morning on the Osman Zonurain seminary in Rodat district, and all the injured were admitted to hospital.

The attack took place amid a three-day gathering of religious scholars and elders in the capital, Kabul, which will conclude on Saturday.

Meanwhile, participants in the jirga or grand assembly are expected to announce their decisions on several issues, including reopening of schools for girls from class 7 to 12, according to the government, the national flag and the national anthem.

A number of civilians were killed and injured in Nangarhar when a bomb blast occurred last week. Unknown attackers used a magnetic mine to target the head vehicle and the target of the blast was the head of the district health department.

Ever since the Taliban regime took control of Afghanistan, explosions and attacks have been a regular affair, along with constant human rights violations, killing civilians, destroying mosques and temples, assaulting women, and fueling terrorism in the region.

The call to recognize the Taliban comes as no country has yet come forward and the country is facing its worst humanitarian crisis, with more than half the population in need of aid and eight million more starving.

The Taliban, desperate for international recognition, are repeatedly reminded that respect for women and human rights, the establishment of an inclusive government and condemnation of terrorism are prerequisites for recognition by the international community.

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