Ten students killed in bomb blast in religious school in Afghanistan's North

Ten students killed in bomb blast in religious school in Afghanistan's North
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Ten students were killed and eight others injured, as a bomb exploded in a religious madrassa in the northeastern Afghani province of Takhar, a source in the Ashkamish district revealed on Thursday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Takhar police spokesman, Khalilullah Asir, confirmed the incident but reported different numbers of fatalities and injuries.

"The explosion took place in a madrassa due to the explosion of an RPG [rocket-propelled grenade] bullet, seven students were killed and eight others injured", Asir said.

There are no immediate reports about the perpetrators of the deadly attack.

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