SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association)— Local officials told us on Wednesday that the assailants carried out the attack in the Achin district of the province, located some 120 kilometers (74 miles) east of the country's capital Kabul, late on Tuesday by detonating explosive devices.
The miscreants had placed mines in the school hall and destroyed six classrooms besides damaging several other rooms.
There were no reports of casualties since the school was empty at the time of the blast, local officials said.
Law enforcement agents cordoned off the area after the blast and launched an investigation.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
The school, constructed five years ago, reportedly had 1,150 students. However, it did not have boundary walls.
Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan despite the presence of some 130,000 US-led forces in the war-torn country.
The United Nations announced on February 4 that 2011 was the deadliest on record for Afghan civilians. The death toll rose eight percent compared to the year before and was roughly double the figure for 2007.
Overall, 3,021 civilians died in violence related to the war and 4,507 were wounded in 2011.— www.shafaqna.com/english/