LOGAR: At least 30 schools in Charkh district of Logar province were closed by Taliban militants in a reaction after government forces initiated operation in the area against the militants.
Spokesman of Logar governor Salim Saleh told that more than 12,000 students, including 2,500 girls, were deprived of education after closer of the schools.
Salim Sale added that Taliban militants group closed the schools in Charkh district after some of their members were killed and injured during security forces operation against them.
He said government is in contact with tribal elders and religious scholars in the district and that the schools will be reopened in the coming week.
However, a Taliban spokesman has said that the group closed the schools at least four days ago when a schoolteacher was killed in a night raid by government forces.