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School building attacked, three held in Khost

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KHOST, Jan 4 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Rockets were fired at a school building in the capital of south eastern Khost province bordering Kurram Agency of Pakistan while three people were arrested in connection of an explosion near a military vehicle in the Sabri district on Friday.

Khost Education Department Director, Aziz Ahmad Hashmi said rockets were fired at the building of Muhammad Sidiqi Rohi high school situated in Haiderkhelo area in the west of Khost city which damaged a classroom, two generators causing no casualties.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman told this news agency that they were not involved in the attack on school.

Having six thousand students the school also has branches in the surrounding villages and recently a double-storey building constructed for it

Meanwhile in another incident of violence the sound of an explosion was heard in the Yaqubi area the district.

Mujahid soon claimed the responsibility of the explosion and said several Afghan and coalition forces were killed and wounded in the explosion.

However the NATO information center in western provinces has strongly rejected attack on its forces.

Military Corps Spokesman, Mastak Zazi said military vehicles were targeted in the attack but it inflicted no casualties.

He said three people of the area have been arrested in the case.

In the district more than twenty militants having links with Taliban have been arrested in the joined operation by NATO and Afghan forces since last one week.

The residents of the area however believe the detainees were local people having no relations with Taliban.

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Written by afghandevnews

January 6, 2008 at 6:04 am

Posted in Security

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