Afghanistan: rocket attack on schoolyard kills 7 kids

The Taliban denies it. So who did do it? AP, April 12:

ASADABAD, Afghanistan — A rocket exploded Tuesday in a schoolyard in eastern Afghanistan, killing seven students and wounding 34 other people in an attack possibly aimed at a nearby U.S. military base, officials said.

Police commander Mohammed Hasan accused the Taliban of targeting the boys school in Asadabad in Kunar province, but a purported Taliban spokesman, Qari Mohammed Yousaf, said, “We do not kill innocent children.”

Hundreds of boys ages 6 to 16 were in the courtyard at the time of the missile strike, witnesses said.

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