Local sources in Kunar have reported that Taliban intelligence detained 25 students of Amra Khan High School from the city of Asad-Abad during their graduation day celebration on Wednesday, December 6th.
According to these sources, the students, amid their festivities at a park, were arrested by the Taliban for activities that included signing each other’s uniforms and painting the tricolor flag of the country on their faces.
The sources have indicated that some students managed to evade capture and escape the square following the Taliban’s intervention.
As of now, the Taliban have not provided any official comment on the incident in Kunar.
This incident adds to a series of reports detailing violent encounters between the Taliban and the country’s citizens.
It is noteworthy that this development aligns with a recent report from Human Rights Watch on boys’ education under the Taliban’s administration in Afghanistan. The report highlights the detrimental impact of the Taliban’s misguided educational policies on boys across the country.