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Kabul kids rush to school hours after US departs

The Taliban have said students will be segregated by sex, but in many schools that was already the practice, except for the early grades.

Published: 31st August 2021 10:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2021 10:21 AM   |  A+A-

Kids stay behind a fence in a hangar as they wait for their departure at the Ramstein U.S. Air Base in Ramstein

Kids stay behind a fence in a hangar as they wait for their departure at the Ramstein U.S. Air Base in Ramstein (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

KABUL: Even as the US and its NATO allies left Afghanistan, some of the gains of the last 20 years were on display as boys and girls rushed to school early Tuesday.

Masooda was hurrying to get to her fifth-grade class at a private school.

"I'm not afraid of the Taliban," she said.

"Why should I be?" Students had been called back to school four days ago.

The Taliban have said students will be segregated by sex, but in many schools that was already the practice, except for the early grades.



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