GARDEZ (SW) – Shelling by the Pakistani border guards from across the Durand Line has led to closure of all schools in Dandpatan district of Paktia province in Afghanistan.
Officials of Dandpatan Paktia district say that after the Pakistani military targeted residential houses in this district with heavy weapons, hundreds of families have been forced to move from their places of residence and thousands of students have been deprived of education.
Asil Mohammad Vahidyar, the director of education of Dandpatan district, says that since a few days, due to the conflict between the forces of the Islamic Emirate and the Pakistani military, eight primary and secondary schools in this district have been closed and their end-of-year exams have been delayed.
According to him, in total, 4,327 students were studying in these schools.
At the same time, seven religious schools in this district, where 1,500 students were engaged in religious education, and have also stopped studying.
There was a clash between the border forces of the Islamic Emirate and the Pakistani military in the Dandpatan district of Paktia last week.
According to the security officials of Paktia, the conflict between the forces of the Islamic Emirate and the Pakistani military began when the forces of the Islamic Emirate were building a road for one of their border posts, when they were attacked by the Pakistani military.