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Blast close to a girls' school in Afghanistan

By Deepika

An IED blast has been reported close to a girl's school in center of Ghanikhil district in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, reported TOLO News.

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A spokesman for provincial governor, Attaullah Khoghyani told TOLO News, "No one was hurt in the IED blast close to a girls' school in Ghanikhil district in Nangarhar."

This comes a day after 14 people were killed and 17 others injured in a blast in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday.The blast took place at a gathering of Ulemas in Kabul.

Ulemas or the Muslim scholars had gathered at Polytechnic University in Kabul when the blast took place. The meeting was being held under the traditional tent of the Loya Jirga, also known as the council of elders, said reports.

On May 13, at least six people were killed and close to 20 injured in a suicide attack in the city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Terrorists had stormed a government building and detonated bombs. There were two explosions near the city's directorate of finance, Nangarhar provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP, adding that "a number of attackers" had entered the building.

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