Suicide attack blasts school windows

Sad news: All the windows at the girls’ school were broken on Dec. 2 from shock waves when a truck laden with explosives blew up in front of a nearby military complex.

The insurgent attack took place on a Friday, the day off, so none of the students or teachers were injured. But dozens of civilians closer to the blast were hospitalized with injuries, and district officials estimated that the blast caused some $700,000 in damage to area buildings.

The school is just down the road from the provincial headquarters of the multinational security force. Full details of the blast can be read by clicking here.

We hope to replace all the windows – this time, with blast-proof tape to prevent injuries – at a cost of about $1,200.