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Taliban Threat Shuts School Doors

April 27 2012


The Taliban has closed, completely or in part, about 50 schools in southeastern Afghanistan in the past week, reports the Washington Post.

The closings were said to be a response to the Afghan government's banning of motorcycles in the southern districts of Ghazni province.

That ban has helped restrict insurgent movements, as intended, said Afghan security officials.

The Taliban warned parents not to send their children to school. About half of the area's 36,000 students...

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