The Taliban militants set ablaze a school in Takhar province, local officials confirmed.
Hessamuddin Nazari, the program director of the provincial education directorate, said that the militants set a girl’s school on fire, in Bodala village, in the provincial capital of Taleqan city.
Khalil Asir, a spokesman for Takhar police, told Ariana News that the incident took place at around 11 am, Monday, and all the equipment, and documents of the school were also burnt to the ground.
The Taliban in a statement denied its involvement in the incident.
Bodala remains among the insecure villages of Takhar where the Taliban insurgents are actively operating.