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Welcome to Kabul:Reconstructions. You can follow the information below, which has been gathered from a
number of sources by a number of participants (click on the names at left for bios), to reconstruct your
own picture of events in Kabul since this site was launched on March 8th, 2003 and, in a sense, since the
reconstruction of Afghanistan began somewhere in the winter of 2001-02.
Some of this information has been provided in response to specific questions submitted by visitors like you. Please note that this section of the project is now maintained as an archive and has not been updated since 2005. Click here to ASK A QUESTION.
Arian Mouj Sharifi
Suspected militants burn down girls' school, hand out "night letters" calling for jihad (AP)
2003-09-29 / Associated Press / Afghan girls walk along a road on their way to school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday. Girls are being educated again after the collapse of the Taliban regime which banned woman from studying.(associated press) Suspected Islamic insurgents burned down a girls school in eastern Afghanistan because they oppose education for women, a government official said yesterday. No injuries were reported. The single-story Shaga Primary School was left in ruins after the attack late Saturday (yesterday Taiwan time) in Dara-e-Noor district in the eastern Nangarhar province, information ministry official Zubair Khaksar said in a telephone interview from the province's capital of Jalalabad. The attackers tied up the school's guard and set the building on fire before fleeing, Khaksar said. No one claimed responsibility although Afghan officials have blamed Islamic rebels, mainly Taliban fighters, for attacks targeting schools in the past. Taliban fighters loyal to renegade warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and al-Qaida have allegedly been distributing pamphlets in Jalalabad demanding that girls be stopped from going to school - in a harsh interpretation of Islamic laws by the militia. The "night letters" also called for jihad - or holy war - against American troops in Afghanistan. A U.S.-led coalition ousted the Taliban in late 2001 for harboring al-Qaida, which is blamed for the September 11 attacks in America.
Posted By: mariam   September 30th 2003, 2003 1:57 PM
Kabul: Partial Reconstructions is an installation
and public dialogue project that explores the multiple meanings and resonances of
the idea of reconstruction -- as both process and metaphor -- in the context of present-day Kabul.
www.kabul-reconstructions.net is an online discussion forum, information resource, and medium for the communication of questions and answers about the reconstruction between people inside and outside the city of Kabul itself.