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Brazil school shooting: 12 dead after gunman opens fire

by Washington Post

A man has opened fire in a school in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, leaving 12 people dead, officials say. (bbc.co.uk)
It remains unclear whether the attacker, who is among the dead, was then killed by police or shot himself.
The gunman was identified as a 23-year-old former pupil. More than 10 people were also injured in the shooting.
Globo TV showed images of the victims being taken away by ambulance from the Escola Municipal Tasso da Silveira school in the western Realengo area. Continue reading

Suicide attack kills at least 13 in Afghanistan

A suicide bombing on a school in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 13 people and wounded 56 others, NATO officials said Monday.(cnn.com)

The Afghan interior ministry described a similar attack that killed 20 construction workers and wounded 56 others.

It was not immediately clear if NATO’s International Security Assistance Force and Afghan officials were talking about the same incident.

In ISAF’s account, an attacker drove a car bomb into a madrasa, a religious school, in the Bermal district of Paktika province at 12:30 a.m Monday.

Afghan contractors working for ISAF at a nearby base were staying at the school at the time of the attack, according to the force. Continue reading