High school torched in Shiberghan
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen men have set alight a high school in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, officials said on Saturday.
Police officer Col. Abdul Manan Raufi said the Hassan Tabin high School was burnt on Friday night. After being informed by residents, police rushed to the scene along with firefighters and controlled the fire.
The high school has more than one 1,000 students. Principal Mohammad Ajmal said, the administrative office and three classrooms had been torched.
The attackers also beat the guard and locked him up in a bathroom.“We condemn the school burning in the strongest terms, and those involved won’t benefit from depriving innocent children of education,” he remarked.
Three weeks ago, the insurgents burnt a girls’ school in the Khanaqa district of Jawzjan to disrupt final exams, but teachers conducted the process in a secure village there.
Some months back, a militant was killed while planting explosives in a school in Faizabad district. Last year, when militants attacked a school in Mardian district, local residents intervened and prevented to foil the arson assault.
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