Italy bombing: Two schoolgirls killed

Last Updated: Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 18:59

Rome: Two 16-year-old schoolgirls were killed and several others injured on Saturday in a remote-controlled bomb blast outside a vocational training school in southern Italy, media reports said.

The bombing took place around 8 am in Brindisi in Puglia region, as the students were entering the school building, Xinhua reported citing Rai television. At least seven students were injured.

Fabiano Amati, a regional minister, said the scene after the blast was "dramatic".

"There were school back-packs and notebooks everywhere. Many windows of the nearby buildings were broken," he told CNN.

Rome: Two 16-year-old schoolgirls were killed and several others injured on Saturday in a remote-controlled bomb blast outside a vocational training school in southern Italy, media reports said.

The bombing took place around 8 am in Brindisi in Puglia region, as the students were entering the school building, Xinhua reported citing Rai television. At least seven students were injured.

Fabiano Amati, a regional minister, said the scene after the blast was "dramatic".

"There were school back-packs and notebooks everywhere. Many windows of the nearby buildings were broken," he told CNN.

The Francesca Morvillo Falcone school is named after the wife of prominent anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone, who was killed in a bomb attack in 1992.

The government recently announced a plan to increase counter-terrorism intelligence, saying 14,000 sites in the country were currently considered potential targets.

IANS



First Published: Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 14:00

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