On Sunday night, in Hasark district, Nangarhar province, a hand grenade attack wounded the head of education and killed his four daughters, as confirmed by officials on Monday.
The incident occurred on Sunday night when unidentified individuals hurled a grenade at Ghulam Jilani Hanafi’s residence, leaving his wife injured as well.
Farhad Ahmed Stanikzai, spokesperson for the Nangarhar Education Department, confirmed the attack but highlighted that the motive behind it remains unclear, with no claims of responsibility from any individual or group.
This incident marks a disturbing trend as officials reveal that Hanafi’s house had previously been targeted in attacks, although, there were no casualties on those occasions.
The district of Hasark is left in shock and mourning over the senseless act of violence that has killed people and left the head of education severely wounded.
Authorities are actively investigating the attack, striving to shed light on the motives and bring those responsible for this tragic incident to justice.
Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, security has become their foremost concern. There has been a significant increase in targeted killings, particularly in Kabul city, which has raised serious concerns about the overall stability and safety in various provinces throughout the country.
The rise in violence underscores the ongoing challenges the Taliban faces in establishing control and maintaining peace within Afghanistan.