Taliban ambush school girls


A group of girls returning home from school in Afghanistan's Logar province recently did not for a moment expect what lay ahead.

As they walked down a dirt track, insurgents sprang out of the parched farms and began firing on them.

Some of them fled into the farm, but two girls, one aged 13, the other 10, were killed in the ambush. Three of their friends were wounded.


In the past 13 months, 226 schools, many run from tents, have been burnt down by the insurgents. A total of 110 teachers and students have been killed in incidents of indirect violence and another 52 wounded, officials say.


The Taliban keep doing things to show their true depravity and every now then like this story, the media gets it. They have missed the stories on the human shields that have been killed when our forces responded to Taliban attacks in recent days but it is hard for the media to ignore ambushes against school girls.


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