17 students hurt in Afghanistan grenade attack

July 3rd, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Kabul, July 3 (IANS) At least 17 students were injured, two of them critically, in a hand grenade attack on a school in Afghanistan’s Faryab province Sunday, Xinhua reported.

The attack was carried out when students were leaving the school building.

“A terrorist on a motor bike hurled a hand grenade in front of entry gate of a boys’ school named Ali Shirnawai, in third district of provincial capital Maimana city, at around 12.30 p.m. (local time) Sunday. As a result 17 students were injured,” said Afghanistan’s interior ministry in a statement.

“Police have arrested the gunman who committed this,” the statement added.

Faryab is 425 km north of capital Kabul.

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