Explosion kills senior religious official in Afghan province

Baku, May 9, AZERTAC

A senior religious official and at least seven people were killed in a bomb attack in eastern Afghan province of Parwan on Tuesday, reported local media Tolo News.

"Chief of Provincial Ulema Council Abdul Rahim Shah Hanafi was killed following an Improvised Explosive Device attack inside a local Madrasa or seminary school Tuesday morning," Tolo News aired in its news bulletin, according to Xinhua.

The blast came when Hanafi was holding a class in the Madrasa in provincial capital Charikar city and the injured were local teenage students.

The injured were shifted to nearby hospital in the city, 55 km north of Kabul, where some of the wounded remained in critical condition.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet but officials frequently blame Taliban militant group for such attacks.

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