Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

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.

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.
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.

photo credit: MRDS
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