πŸ‡¦πŸ‡« Taliban ordered to shut girls’ schools just hours after reopening

The talibans ordered girls’ secondary schools in Afghanistan to shut Wednesday just hours after they reopened, an official confirmed, sparking confusion and heartbreak over the policy reversal by the hardline Islamist group.

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

He would not immediately explain the reasoning, while education ministry spokesman Aziz Ahmad Rayan said: “We are not allowed to comment on this”.

An AFP team was filming at Zarghona High School in the capital, Kabul, when a teacher entered and said class was over.

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