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Gunmen kill 2 teachers in s. Afghanistan

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June 12, 2007

(Kyodo) _ At least two female teachers were killed and three people, including a child, were wounded Tuesday when militants opened fire on a girls school in southern Afghanistan, the Afghan Interior Ministry said.

Two men on a motorbike opened fire at teachers and students of the Fatema girls’ school as they were going toward their homes in Lowgar Province at around noon, the ministry said in a statement.

The attackers fled the area, leaving their motorbike behind, it added.

At least 85 students and teachers were killed last year in attacks blamed on militants who oppose education for girls and teaching of boys, according to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education.

Militants also burned down 187 schools and 350 were closed because of security concerns, the ministry said recently.

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Written by afghandevnews

June 13, 2007 at 4:02 am

Posted in Education, Security

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