Lebanon: Blast at school kills one, wounds one

October 31, 2006 19:14


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An explosion at a school in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley killed a bus driver and seriously wounded the deputy principal Tuesday, Hizbullah and a school official said. The explosion took place in the city of Baalbek, the birthplace of Hizbullah, some 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the Syrian border. A statement from the local Hizbullah office said Hafez Hassan, a bus driver for the Abbas Mussawi School, found "a strange object from the remnants of the Israeli aggression" outside the school's walls and brought it into the building, where it exploded. Hassan died instantly, and the school's deputy principal, Fahed Yaghi, was rushed to a hospital, where he was in critical condition, the Hizbullah statement said.

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