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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistan's education minister has survived a rocket attack that killed one person and wounded 12 others outside the southwestern city of Quetta, police said.

Investigators told CNN that 18 rockets were fired at Education Minister Zobaida Jalal's residence in Durbat, near Quetta, about 4 a.m. Monday.

They estimated that 14 of the rockets exploded, killing one of Jalal's servants.

Jalal has been responsible for recent changes to the curriculum in Pakistani schools that reduce the influence of fundamentalist Islam and the concept of holy war.

Critics have said she acted under pressure from the United States.

Jalal said the attacks were "harrassment" and called them "disheartening," but said she would not be deterred from her duties.

"I will continue doing what I am supposed to do," she said.

CNN Producer Syed Mohsin Naqvi contributed to this report.


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