At least 16 students were injured in a blast inside a classroom at a private school in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday (Feb 13) afternoon, said Indian media.
The J&K police said in an official statement that “some explosion” took place inside Falai-e-Millat, a private school at Narbal in Pulwama district, and 12 students were injured. The school was running winter tuitions. Mir Javid, one of the schoolteachers, told the Indian media that they rushed towards Class X after they heard a bang. “We found the students crying. The injured were taken to nearby hospitals,” he said.
SSP Pulwama Chandan Kohli said “A blast took place inside Class X in the school. Investigation is on. Sixteen students were injured,” he said . “As soon the teacher stepped out of the classroom, there was a huge blast and it was all dark inside. Everyone was crying,” says 16-year-old Abrar.
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20 May, 2019