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Teachers beheaded in Baghdad in front of students

Written by: Staff

BAGHDAD, Apr 19 (Reuters) Separate groups of gunmen entered two primary schools in Baghdad today and beheaded two teachers in front of their students, the Ministry of State for National Security said.

''Two terrorist groups beheaded two teachers in front of their students in the Amna and Shaheed Hamdi primary schools in Shaab district in Baghdad,'' a ministry statement said.

A ministry official said he believed the attacks were aimed at: ''intimidating pupils and disrupting learning.'' REUTERS SI HT1835

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