Thursday, April 20, 2006

More Tragic News From Iraq

It's being reported (and disputed) that two Iraqi teachers were murdered in front of their young students:
Militants broke into two schools in a mainly Shiite district of Baghdad and "slaughtered" two teachers in front of their pupils, the Iraqi government said Wednesday.

The attack occurred at the Amna and Shaheed Hamdi elementary schools in Baghdad's Shaab neighborhood, the Ministry for National Security said.

The statement did not specify when the attacks occurred but residents said they happened Wednesday. One teacher was killed at each school.

No further details were released.

Pupils at elementary schools in Iraq range in age from 6 to 12.
I feel so sorry for our colleagues who have to teach in such appalling conditions...
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