Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Freedom on the march:

Officials on Wednesday blamed Taliban militants for beheading a teacher in a central Afghan town, the latest in a string of attacks against educators at schools where girls study.

Armed men decapitated Malim Abdul Habib in his home in the town of Qalat late Tuesday and forced his wife and children to watch, said Ali Khail, a provincial government spokesman....

Reuters recounts a few of the other recent attacks:

Last month, guerrillas dragged a teacher from a classroom of teenagers in Helmand province and executed him at the school gate after he ignored their orders to stop teaching girls.

Two days later insurgents attacked another school in the same southern province, killing a teenage student and a guard.

Oh, sorry, I forgot: Afghanistan's already in the record books as a win. Never mind.

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