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Taliban conditionally allow 22 Uruzgan schools to reopen

Taliban conditionally allow 22 Uruzgan schools to reopen

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Apr 29, 2019 - 16:34

TINRIKORT (Pajhwok): The Talibaninfo-icon on Monday conditionally allowed 22 schools to resume classes in Chora district of central Uruzgan province, officials said.

Provincial educationinfo-icon officials told Pajhwok Afghan News that Taliban militants had ordered closed the 22 schools in the district a few days ago but today they conditionally allowed their reopening.

Mohammad Nasim Himatzai, the education department’s deputy head, said the schools remained closed for ten days but reopened this morning after elders mediated with Taliban.

Meanwhile, Uruzgan education director Mirza Mohammad Salarzai told Pajhwok that still a number of groups were creating hurdles to the education system and were involved in destruction of schools in the province.

He said it remained unknown why Taliban militants closed the schools in Chora district for ten days.

But some sources said the Taliban had asked all teachers to attend classes while wearing turbans and students under 14 years to wear white caps.

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