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Ghani orders repair of schools damaged in truck bombing

Ghani orders repair of schools damaged in truck bombing

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Jul 05, 2017 - 19:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has ordered reconstructioninfo-icon of schools damaged in May 31 truck bombing in Kabul on a priority basis, the Presidential Palace said on Wednesday.

About 150 people were killed and more than 350 were wounded in the truck bomb attack in Zanbaq Square, also damaging many government and private buildings.

President Ghani on Wednesday morning went to Zarghona High School of Kabul and inspected damaged parts the school, a statement from the Presidential Palace to Pajhwok Afghan News said.

Ghani directed the ministries of urban development and housing and finance to reconstruct the damaged schools at the earliest possible.

The president also met students and teachers of the school and hailed efforts of teachers and the high morale of students with regard to acquiring educationinfo-icon.

The statement added the students assured President Ghani of their continued commitment to achieving knowledge, saying terrorist attacks couldn’t deter them from education.

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