Explosion in Girls’ School Classroom in Jawzjan: Two Students Killed and 11 Injured

According to local sources in Jawzjan province, an explosion occurred inside a girls’ elementary school classroom in the Qosh Tepa district, killing two female students and injuring 11 others due to a grenade explosion.

Reliable sources on Thursday, March 30, told Hasht-e-Subh that the explosion occurred around 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 29, inside one of the primary schools in the Qosh Tepa district.

Sources did not provide information on how the grenade reached the students’ hands in the classroom.

On the other hand, Abdul Qahar Helmi, a spokesperson for the Taliban command in Jawzjan, confirmed the news, saying that the explosion occurred in the Qosh Tepa district on Wednesday.

However, he announced different casualty figures, stating that two female students aged 10 and 12 were killed, and six others were injured in the explosion.

According to him, these children were killed and injured while playing with a grenade they had found.

Meanwhile, informed sources in Jawzjan believe that Taliban is responsible for the explosion in girls’ classrooms.

Some sources in Jawzjan believe that the explosion in the girls’ school may be the work of Taliban members who want to close down elementary schools for girls.

It is worth noting that the explosion of unexploded ordnance in the country has taken the lives of many children. Yesterday, at least two children were injured in an explosion in Helmand province.