ISIS terrorists have set a school on fire in Qush Tappa town, Jowzjan province, in northern Afghanistan, ABNA reported.
Faqir Mohammad Jouzani, Jowzjan province’s police chief, said on Sunday that the attack occurred on Saturday night, when ISIS terrorists set the school on fire with all the equipment in it.
“ISIS members also killed two top figures of Qush Tappa for cooperating with police forces,” Jouzani said.
He also pointed to conflicts between Taliban and ISIS in Jowzjan province, saying such clashes broke out about a week ago, in which some 30 militants from both sides were killed and 70 others were injured.
More than 1,000 schools are closed across Afghanistan due to security concerns. More than 3.5 million Afghan children are deprived of education.
Meanwhile, Taliban’s leader recently ordered his militants to stop fighting against ISIS because the two share common goals. The two groups have been sworn enemies since 2015.
The new order reportedly came some 10 days ago, during Taliban leader Hebatullah Akhundzada’s visit to the district of Musa Qala, the Taliban’s stronghold in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.
The Taliban leader was reportedly joined on the trip by the members of the Leadership Council, the so-called Quetta Shura, and the Taliban-appointed “governors” from across the country.