The head of the school in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, that was hit when a suicide bomber blew himself up nearby says that seven students were injured in the blast.
We had previously quoted a police spokesman who had put the figure at 13.
“Seven pupils were wounded in the explosion near the school,” Yusuf Hussein, the director of Mocaasir school, told the Reuters news agency.
“Some classrooms were destroyed in the explosion. You can see that some of school and buses were also damaged in the explosion.”
Police earlier said eight people died and 23, including the pupils, were injured in the attack that has been claimed by the al-Shabab militant group.
The bomb was targeting a UN convoy.