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School set ablaze in Takhar

13 Aug 2020 Ariana News

Unidentified men have set ablaze a school in Takhar province, local officials confirmed. The incident took place in the provincial capital Taloqan city early on Thursday morning. Takhar officials said unknown men entered into the historical Abu Osman Taloqani high school and set it on fire. The officials said that around 3,000 students were studying at the school. Footage released on social media shows that chairs, desks, documents, and books inside the school were burned down. The education directorate of Takhar has not commented about the incident. So far, no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the act. The Taliban, however, denied its involvement in the incident, saying that the group has nothing to with torching the Abu Osman Taloqani School which is located “close to police and NDS headquarters in Takhar.”

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