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10 students suffer casualties as rocket hits school in Laghman

10 students suffer casualties as rocket hits school in Laghman

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Feb 25, 2017 - 17:12

MEHTARLAM (Pajhwok): Two students were killed and eight others injured when a rocket struck a school in eastern Laghman province on Saturday, an official said.

Governor’s spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News a rocket fired by militants targeted a school in Basram area on the outskirts of the provincial capital around 10:30am today.

He said two students were killed and six others along with a teacher were wounded in the incident.

The injured were evacuated to hospital for treatment, he said, assuring of stable healthinfo-icon condition of the wounded.

However, Laghman educationinfo-icon director, Mohammad Hazrat Mujadadi, said two students were killed and eight others suffered injuries in the incident.

“It is still unclear who fired the rocket but an investigation is underway into the incident,” he said.

No militant group has so far commented about the incident.

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