Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mortars kill Baghdad school children (Reuters)

Mar. 18 (REUTERS) - A mortar attack kills six children at a school complex in northern Baghdad.

The attack took place around 5.30pm at the Al-Ah'ali primary school on Monday (March 17).

The school's wall was pockmarked with shrapnel holes and bloodstains were still on the street near the school early on Tuesday.

The wounded children were taken to al-Sadr hospital in Sadr city for treatment.

Michelle Carlile-Alkhouri reports.

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