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Three Afghans beheaded, school torched in suspected Islamic State attack

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    Reuters

JALALABAD, Afghanistan | Sun, July 1, 2018 | 03:22 pm
Three Afghans beheaded, school torched in suspected Islamic State attack In this photograph taken on June 20, 2017, Afghan security personnel keep watch during the ongoing offensive to retake Tora Bora in Pachir Aw Agam district, in Nangarhar province, that is held by the Islamic State (IS) group. IS fighters have captured Tora Bora, a mountain cave complex in eastern Afghanistan that was once the hideout of Osama bin Laden, despite pressure on the jihadists from US-led forces. (Agence France-Presse/Noorullah Shirzada)

Unidentified gunmen beheaded three men and torched a boys' school in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan late on Saturday, in an attack officials blamed on Islamic State militants.

"They brutally beheaded three attendants and set fire to the school building," Mohammad Asif Shinwari, spokesman for the education department said, adding that the administrative offices and the school library were completely burnt.

So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which came after warnings from Islamic State last month of attacks on schools in Nangarhar, on the border with Pakistan, where the militants have established their main stronghold.

In a statement, the provincial governor blamed the incident on Islamic State, which has conducted a series of brutal attacks in the province and other areas, regularly beheading victims they accuse of cooperating with the government.

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