Afghan officials say a roadside bomb hit a minivan full of university lecturers and students in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kapisa, killing at least four people and wounding 11 others.
KABUL, Afghanistan – A roadside bomb hit a minivan full of university lecturers and students in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kapisa, killing at least four and wounding 11 others, Afghan officials said.
Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said the minivan was targeted as it traveled to bring the group to Alberoni University. Provincial Police spokesman Shayeq Shoresh said the bomb was activated by remote control.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Previous deadly attacks on Kabul University in November last year were carried out by the Islamic State group.
Large parts of war-torn Afghanistan have been covered in bombs and landmines. Insurgents have set many up to target military convoys, but instead often kill civilians.
Kapisa Provincial Hospital chief Abdul Qasem Sangin said doctors were among the victims in Saturday’s attack on a van.