Students suffer heavy casualties after a mortar round hits a school in Ghazni
Provincial governor’s spokesman Arif Noori confirmed the incident and said at least four students were killed after a mortar round hit a school in Andar district at around 8:30am local time.
Noori further added that a clash was underway between Taliban militants and security forces when the mortar round hit the school compound. According to Noori, it is yet not clear who had fired the mortar round but a delegation has been sent to investigate the incident.
The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the incident so far.
Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in southeastern parts of Afghanistan. Taliban militants are active in some of the districts of Ghazni and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.