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PAN, May 31, 2015

Airstrike hits Logar school, 2 students killed, 4 injured

He said two students identified as Nazar Mohammad and Abdul Wahid were killed and three students and their teacher, Fazl Bari, were injured in the airstrike

By Abdul Maqsud Azizi

A primary school was bombed from the air during an operation against militants in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province, killing two students and injuring four others, including a teacher.

Logar education director Mohammad Akbar Stanikzai told Pajhwok Afghan News the school was hit about 9am in the Jalozo area.

He said two students identified as Nazar Mohammad and Abdul Wahid were killed and three students and their teacher, Fazl Bari, were injured in the airstrike.

Stanikzai added: “An operation was underway in the morning against militants, but it could not be known if the airstrike was carried out by foreign forces or local forces.”

Barak-i-Barak district chief Mohammad Rahim confirmed the airstrike and the casualties, saying insurgents had been spotted near the school.

A resident of the area, Ajmal, said the airstrike killed two students and injured four others. He said the injured were in critical condition.

The provincial police headquarters have said nothing about the airstrike.

The Ministry of Education in a statement said a rocket hit the primary school in the Barak-i-Barak district, killing a teacher and two students and injuring four others.

The ministry’s statement did not say who fired the rocket.

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