The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has condemned a shooting outside a girls’ school in Afghanistan which left two students dead and four people injured, including a teacher.

Catherine Mbengue, UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan, said “This is a heinous, cowardly act against students and a teacher whose only crime was to be in school…By attacking students and the teacher, the perpetrators are attacking children’s right to education and threatening the very fabric of Afghan society.”

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