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  Afghan girls still fighting for an education
Updated 06 November 2002, 15.22

Four schools in Afghanistan have come under attack from people who think girls should not be educated.

In one village the girls arrived at school to find that someone had fired a rocket through the wall of the principal's office.

  Click here to read a Press Pack report about life under the Taleban

They are angry that people want to destroy their school as they really enjoy studying.

Girls walking through their village on their way to school in Afghanistan

One girl said: "I don't know who did this, but whoever they are, they are uneducated and foolish."

Before the War Against Terrorism Afghanistan was controlled by the Taleban and girls were not allowed to go to school.

Determined to learn

And even though the Taleban are no longer in power, there are still some people in Afghanistan who think that girls should not be educated.

But these girls are determined to keep learning and say that it will take more than rockets to stop them.

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