AT-KABUL: Unidentified men—probably armed individuals link to militant groups, set fire to a girl’s school on Sunday night in western Farah province, official confirmed Monday.
The perpetrators yet to be identified, said Mohammad Sadiq Halimi, Deputy provincial of the department of education. “Nearly 1,000 girls were busy pursing education.”
With regret, the Shaid Banafsha girl’s schools was set in ablaze depriving girl students from education as parts of the school was damaged. “It locates in center of the province.”
Farah is considered among unrest provinces in the west, and recently the Afghan security forces escalated anti-militant operations.
In the past, several girls’ schools were set in ablaze in different parts of the country, and often have been conducted by the Taliban insurgents who during their regime banned girls from going to schools.