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Militants set on fire school, clinic in E Afghanistan
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19:43, February 18, 2009

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Taliban-led insurgents fighting the Afghan government set on fire a school and one clinic in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday.

The militia in the first attack raided a primary school in Gobuz district of Khost province late last night, setting it ablaze and destroyed it, the police chief of the district, Bismillah Khan told Xinhua.

Militants also burned a health clinic in Watapor district of Kunar province, a health official in the province Assadullah told Xinhua.

The building, constructed recently, was burnt to rubble, he official further said.

Taliban insurgents who staged a violent comeback three years ago have been targeting the government interests since then.


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