Taliban order Afghan girls’ schools shut hours after reopening

Students had been back in class for the first time since the regime came to power in August 2021



By AFP

Published: Wed 23 Mar 2022, 9:55 AM

Last updated: Wed 23 Mar 2022, 10:01 AM

The Taliban ordered secondary girls schools in Afghanistan to shut Wednesday just hours after they reopened, an official confirmed, sparking confusion over the policy reversal by the militant group.

“Yes, it’s true,” Taliban spokesman Inamullah Samangani told AFP when asked to confirm reports that girls had been ordered home.

An AFP team was filming at Zarghona High School in the capital Kabul when a teacher entered and ordered everyone to go home.

Crestfallen students, back in class for the first time since the Taliban seized power in August last year, tearfully packed up their belongings and filed out.

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