Damascus School Attack Kills Teacher, Injures 23 Students

Rebel shelling of Damascus school kills a female teacher and injures 23 students

A terrorist mortar attack struck a school in the Damascus neighborhood of al-Malki on Wednesday, killing a female teacher and injuring a number of students.

The police said 23 students were wounded in the mortar attack, adding the shelling also caused damage to the school’s building.

A source at the Damascus Health Department said the injured students were admitted to al-Mouwasat hospital and al-Shami hospital.

Education Minister Hazwan al-Waz visited the injured students to inspect their conditions.

Head of Damascus Education Directorate Mohammad Mardini told SANA that all injured students are from the 7th and 8th grade, adding that injuries will be assessed in order to set a new test schedule for them.


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