This Will Come And Go
Students at a crowded school in eastern Afghanistan were studying outside when a rocket slammed into the school yard on Tuesday, killing six children and wounding 14 people.Don't expect this story to hang around. Don't expect a scandal. After all, it wasn't an American rocket; it was just another case of Muslims killing Muslims. Talk about a "dog bites man" story.
Police blamed Taliban militants for the blast at the Salabagh School in Asadabad, alleging it was part of their campaign against government-sponsored education. ...
"Shrapnel from the rocket slashed through the children who were studying in the yard because there aren't enough school buildings," said Mohammed Hasan, a police commander ...
Hundreds of boys ages 6 to 16 were in the school at the time of the attack, he said.
One witness, 12-year-old student Omar Sahib, described a scene of horror. "I saw so many children on the ground. Many were not moving. Screams were coming from everywhere. I was crying," he told The Associated Press. "One teacher was lying there without a leg."
As parents rushed to the scene, a second rocket also landed near the school, but it exploded in an open field and no one was hurt, the police commander said.
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Tags: Afghanistan, Muslim