Dec 15 2009
“They are the Taliban. They are the same people who do not want children to get an education.” And they are the same people who were offered 25% of Afghanistan by President Obama…BUT THEY TURNED HIM DOWN!
Taliban militants blew up a girls’ school in Pakistan’s Khyber district yesterday, officials said, as two soldiers and seven insurgents were killed in clashes in the northwest tribal belt. The pre-dawn school attack took place in Saddokhel town in northwest Khyber tribal district, where militants detonated explosives planted around the building, destroying all five school rooms but causing no injuries.
Islamist militants opposed to co-education have destroyed hundreds of schools, mostly for girls, in the northwest of the country in recent years as they wage a fierce insurgency to enforce Sharia law. DAILY STAR