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ANA troops using Logar middle school as base

ANA troops using Logar middle school as base

Mar 26, 2016 - 16:39

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): The Afghan National Army (ANA) troops have been using a school as their base in the Barak-i-Barak district of central Logar province.

The troops had established their base in the middle school in Chaltan area, depriving hundreds of students of educationinfo-icon, an elder of the area, Khaliqdad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

“Security forces are supposed to provide security to people and pave the way for education of students, but they have established a base in the school and have closed its gate for students,” the elder said, urging the authorities concerned to resolve the issue.

An eighth class student of the school, Sabir, also confirmed their school had been turned into a military base. “Since the start of the new academic year, we have not yet attended classes. The troops are not allowing us to enter our school.”

Confirming the issue, provincial education department spokesman Mohammad Shahpur Arab told Pajhwok Afghan News the troops had established their base in the middle school in winter and were still there.

“This has deprived about 300 students of education and the education department has registered its complaint in this regard with the governor’s house,” he said.

The governor’s spokesman, Salim Saleh, said provincial officials had talked to military officials in this regard. “The governor has directed the military commander concerned to vacate the school.”

He said the military would soon leave the school and students would be allowed to resume studies.

Military officials in Logar avoided to talk about the issue.

There are a total of 305 schools in Logar where 140,000 students, both girls and boys, have been enrolled.



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