In pictures: Armed Taliban men conduct invigilation at school in Afghanistan

Militants set up string of schools in Afghanistan, remote parts of Pakistan to impart ideology

News Desk December 09, 2017

Recently, the Afghan Taliban have release fresh pictures taken inside a Taliban run school showing armed invigilators supervising students taking exams.

The militants have set up a string of schools in Afghanistan and remote parts of Pakistan to impart their ideology to further strengthen their hold in the areas.

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The images released by the Taliban’s official TV channel show one of their schools by the name ‘Imam Ghazali School’ in the Hindu Kush mountain range north of the capital Kabul.

School staff can be seen walking with weapons through the lines of boys as they work on their papers.

As the Taliban do not believe in formal education for girls – with 'moderates' arguing females should only be taught until age ten - only boys attend the school, Daily Mail reported.

Timeline: Militant attacks on schools from 2012-2017

Other images show a member of staff wearing a combat jacket and with his face covered working at a desk.

During their invasion of Swat, the Taliban had managed to close 900 schools and were behind the gun attack on Nobel prize-winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the face and neck on her school bus for 'promoting secular and anti-Taliban values' by campaigning for girls' education.

Swat has since been cleared of insurgents.


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