The attack comes amid the an ongoing Afghan peace process facilitated by Qatar.
At least four people were killed and 17 others wounded after a roadside bomb struck a minibus carrying lecturers and students from Alberoni University in Afghanistan’s northern Parvan province on Saturday.
In another heinous attack on a bus carrying professors of Al-Biruni University in Parwan Province, the terrorists killed 4 & wounded 13. Afghans mourn the loss of few other bright souls today. Such targeted killings cannot kill the spirit of Afghans seeking knowledge. Coward act. pic.twitter.com/bTldAJBVEN
— Tahir Qadiry | طاهر قادرى (@tahirqadiry) May 29, 2021
According to Afghanistan-based TOLO News, Noor Ahmad Ahmadi, a lecturer of Education Faculty at the university, and Maiwand Farooq, a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine at the university, were among those killed in the attack, with three of the wounded in critical condition.
A witness said the bomb was planted on the vehicle and detonated as it headed towards Kabul.
The Taliban condemned the attack and no group has claimed it as of now.
Earlier this month, a deadly attack earlier this month targeted a secondary school and killed over 80 people, most of which were students.
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The blasts were said to be caused by a car bomb and two improvised explosive devices planted in the majority Shia Hazara populated community in the Dasht-e-Barchi area, according to a spokesperson from Afghanistan’s ministry of interior.
The US is set to completely withdraw its troops from Afghanistan on September 11th with no further conditions, instead of an initial May 1st deadline that was stipulated in a February agreement signed with the Taliban in Doha last year, prompting anger from the insurgent group which accused Washington of violating the 2020 accord.