A school was completely burned down by unidentified armed men in the Alingar district of Laghman province, local officials said.

Spokesman for the Laghman Governor, Gul Rahman Hamdard told Wakht News Agency the school called Sungar was torched by unidentified armed men in the Alingar district of Laghman province last night.

However the event had not followed any casualties, but according to him, 850 volumes of the Holy Koran along with high quantity of the school materials including text-books, note-books, tables, chairs etc had completely been burned down in the district.

Believing the attack as the action of the enemies who are against development in Afghanistan, he said that the same event taken place in other areas, are also the work of the government armed oppositions; however they are not taking the responsibility.

“This is not the first time that the schools are being set on fire in the province”, he added.
Laghman is from those eastern provinces of the country in which the government oppositions such as Hez-e-Islami and the Taliban insurgents’ activities are mostly taking place.

Source: Wakht News

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