Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Two middle schools destroyed in western Afghanistan

Two middle schools in the Shindand district of Herat Province were destroyed on Wednesday when four armed men planted explosives in them, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported, citing Pajhwuk Afghan News.

The men planted the bombs around midnight and no one was killed or injured in the incident. However, several classrooms and educational materials were destroyed.

According to the article: “Insecurity and violence, including targeted killings of teachers, education officials, and students, continue to plague the education system in Afghanistan, forcing schools to remain closed and children to stay at home.”

For the full article, click here.

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