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Shell near Damascus school kills teacher, wounds 23 students


Beirut: Syrian TV says a school teacher has been killed and 23 students wounded in shelling that struck near a school in the capital Damascus.

It says the shells fired by “terrorists” struck the upscale district of Malki in Damascus today.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the incident, saying a teacher was killed and around 20 students wounded in the attack. It said some of the wounded students were in critical condition.

Rebels in the suburbs of Damascus often lob mortar shells at the capital, although schools have rarely been targeted.

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