• publish: 5 September 2017
  • time: 4:27 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 4744

ISIS controls 80% of two districts in northern Jowzjan province

Islamic State militants control at least 80 percent of two districts in northern Jowzjan province, an Afghan official said.

Halima Sadaf Karimi a member of Jowzjan provincial council has said that the ISIS terrorists control at least 80 percent of Darzab and Qush Tapa districts in the northern Jowzjan province.

She also said the ISIS terrorists have created at least 50 check points in the districts and ordered governmental staffs to hand over all their governmental belongings and banking cards to them.

Salam Watandar quotes Mrs. Karimi as saying the group has also shut down more than 75 schools in the districts.

More than 26 thousand students used to go to these schools, she added.

In the meantime, Rahmatullah Hashr former Darzab district governor said the ISIS terrorists having presence in key parts of the two mentioned districts distributed announcements among people that in which they have banned all teachers and students from going to schools.

A former education official in the province has also confirmed the news and said that the terrorists themselves announced yesterday that they have banned 47 schools in Darzab and 28 others in Qush Tapa district.

He also said the local elders are trying to convince terrorists to reopen the schools.

According to the education directorate of the province, of the schools shut down by terrorists in the districts, 31 of which were girls’ schools and 44 others were boys’.

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