An Islamist tossed a grenade at a school in north Afghanistan on Sunday. 17 children were injured.
The attack occurred when the students were leaving the school building for the day.
AFP reported, via ROP:
A suspected militant on a motorbike threw a hand grenade at the gates of a school in north Afghanistan on Sunday, injuring 17 children, the interior ministry said in a statement.
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The incident took place in Maimana, the main city of Faryab province, the ministry said, adding that the children had been taken to hospital, with two in a serious condition.
“Seventeen school students were wounded when a terrorist gunman riding a motorbike threw a hand grenade at the main gate,” said the statement, which condemned the attack.
“Police have arrested the gunman who committed this action.”