Girls’ school set alight by gunmen in Logar capital
PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Unidentified gunmen have torched a girls’ school in Pul-I-Alam, the capital of central Logar province on Wednesday morning, an official said.
Mohammad Shahpur Arab, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the attackers set aflame the Haji Glon Secondary School before dawn.
He said around 500 girls were attending the school that lost all its rooms, including the administration block. The record room containing student documents was also destroyed.
“We would open another area for students to continue their education until this school is reconstructed,” Arab said, adding security forces had launched an investigation into the incident.
A resident of Haji Glon area, Syed Ahmad, told Pajhwok Afghan News that unknown men torched the school around 3am.
“We extinguished the fire when we came to the school in the morning and then reported the arson attack to the education department,” he said.
He added most parts of the building were completely destroyed. The Haji Glon Secondary School was established in 1993.
A boys’ school was also torched by unknown gunmen in the Purak area of the provincial capital earlier in the year.
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