Sharia Alert from Kandahar: “Insurgents torch school in Afghanistan,” from AFP (thanks to Twostellas):
KANDAHAR: Militants set ablaze a secondary school in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar on Friday, authorities said, in at least the third attack on educational institutes this year.
Gunmen set fire to classrooms, books and offices at the Mian Abdul Hakim school for boys and girls, said Mohammad Anwar, head of the Kandahar province Education Department. “They burnt to ash everything, the building, books and chairs,” he told AFP. More than 1,200 students study at the school, including up to 200 girls, said Anwar.
He blamed the attack on “enemies of Afghanistan,” a term often used to refer to Taliban insurgents.
In a similar incident on January 31, militants burned down a primary school in the province of Logar, near Kabul. On January 1, a newly built school for refugee children was torched in the eastern Nangarhar province.
The tactic appears to be intended to disrupt progress in education…
You don’t say!