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Last Updated: Sunday, 29 August, 2004, 11:50 GMT 12:50 UK
Blast at Afghan school kills 10
An explosion at a school in southern Afghanistan has killed at least 10 people, many of them children, the US military has said.

It is still unclear whether the blast, which occurred on Saturday in the south-eastern Paktia province, was the result of an accident or an attack.

The US military is reported to have evacuated several of the injured.

Correspondents say Taleban insurgents have been waging a campaign of violence in the area.

The BBC's Andrew North
"It does seem to have been a very serious blast"


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