Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Unknown arsonists torch Nangarhar girls' school

Unknown arsonists torch Nangarhar girls' school

By
On
Jul 09, 2011 - 12:18

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Unknown militants burned a girls’ school in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province at 2:00 am Saturday morning, an official said Saturday.

Some 100 girls were enrolled in the school. It was the third girls’ school in the district to have been targeted by unknown arsonists in the past two months.

The attackers set fire to a school building in the Ghazo village after beating up two guards, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor.

He added that four classrooms had been burned as well as desks and chairs. Mohammad Asif Shinwari, a spokesman for the Nangarhar Department of Educationinfo-icon, said that schoolbooks had also burned.

The full extent of the losses is still under investigation, he said.

He added that local security officials and residents had put out the fire by 4:00 am Saturday morning.

No one has yet taken responsibility for this incident or the prior two attacks.

oh/kg

Tags: 

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Twitter Update