Afghan varsity bus attacked, 2 dead

KABUL, MAR 16 (IANS) | Publish Date: 3/16/2021 1:35:36 PM IST

At least two people were killed and six teachers injured after unidentified gunmen opened fire at a university bus in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province on Tuesday, police said.

The shooting incident took place outside the provincial capital Pul-e-Khumri at about 8.40 a.m., a senior police official told Xinhua news agency.

The victims were the bus driver and a university student, the official said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident so far. The gunmen fled the scene soon after the incident which is the latest in a string of targeted attacks in the Asian country.

On Monday, 15 people were wounded in a bomb attack that targeted a bus of the Ministry of Information and Technology in Kabul.

In 2020, targeted attacks caused 2,250 civilian casualties and 1,172 injuries, according to the commission.

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