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Last Updated: Saturday, 28 January 2006, 12:46 GMT
Militants 'burn Afghan schools'
Militants in southern Afghanistan are reported to have burned down three schools in their latest move against the government's education system.

Officials blamed the former ruling Taleban for burning down the newly-built schools in Helmand province which serve some 1,000 boys and girls.

The Taleban banned girls from school when they were in power.

Insurgents have frequently targeted schools and teachers since the fall of the Taleban.

Nobody was hurt in the fires.

In neighbouring Kandahar province, three policemen were injured in a bomb attack on a convoy of Afghan and Canadian forces on Friday night.



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