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UNICEF condemns an attack that took place yesterday on a secondary school that killed two children and injured one near the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit.

So far this year 14 schools have been burnt down in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, northern Nigeria, forcing over 7,000 children out of formal education and pushing down enrolment rates in an already ill-educated region.

A school in Narathiwat province was set ablaze on Wednesday night while a bomb targeting government personnel exploded nearby, though no injuries were reported.

About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country's north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education.

PESHAWAR, April 16: A student was killed and another received critical injuries when suspected militants hurled a hand grenade at a private school in Chargano Kallay on the outskirts of provincial metropolis on Monday morning.

Military and recruitment campaigns have pushed through the front gates of public schools in Colombia's most war-ravaged communities.

MANILA, Philippines - An international human rights organization has asked Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Jessie Dellosa to address human rights violations, starting with the banning of the use of functioning schools as military detachments.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — The teenager in the immaculate white robe stood in the ruins of what had been his school. There were no classrooms, no desks or chairs, no intact blackboards — there was, in fact, no longer any reason for him to be there.

One school girl was killed and four others injured, two in critical condition, in a roadside bomb explosion in Pattani’s Yarang district on Saturday, said Pol Col Tuande Chutanant, chief of Yarang police station.

In many conflicts around the world, schools are not just caught in the crossfire, they are intentionally targeted for attack. Armed groups have threatened and killed students and teachers, and burned schools.

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