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Gunmen torch Laghman school’s record room

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Gunmen torch Laghman school’s record room

May 31, 2012 - 15:51

MEHTARLAM (PANinfo-icon): Unidentified gunmen set fire to the record room of a girls’ school overnight in eastern Laghman province, torching text books and copies of the holy Quraninfo-icon, officials said on Thursday.

The incident that occurred at the Sirajul Islam School in the Alingar district last night is being investigated by police, the governor’s spokesman said. Sarhadi Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News no arrest had been made so far in connection with the arson attack.

District chief Haji Alaf Shah blamed the incident on radicals opposed to educationinfo-icon of womeninfo-icon and girls. He said it was the handiwork of the enemies of peace, stability and education. “A real Muslim cannot do this to a school,” he said.

Although such acts are blamed on the Talibaninfo-icon, the rebels deny their involvement in attacks on schools. In a latest statement issued on Thursday, the Taliban said schools remained open during their regime.



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