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Afghan School Fired Upon - 2002-10-30


The United Nations says unidentified assailants in Afghanistan launched a series of rocket and arson attacks last week on four schools near the capital, Kabul. No injuries were reported.

The U-N children's agency said the attacks took place last Thursday night and Friday morning in Wardak province. A U-N spokesman said two of the schools were damaged by rocket fire, while parts of the other two were doused with gasoline and set on fire.

He said three of the four schools attacked were girls schools, while the fourth was coed.

The attacks are the latest in a series of assaults on schools in Afghanistan. The former Taleban government banned girls from going to school for most of the years it was in power. The Taleban was ousted last year in a U-S led bombing campaign.

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