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Five hundred schools closed after attacks in Afghanistan

17 May 2012 Last updated at 16:56 BST

According to the Afghan Ministry of Culture, 500 schools in the south of the country have been closed down in recent years.

A recent wave of attacks has lead to some 30,000 students having to stay at home due to school closures.

Karen Zarindast reports.

Video produced by BBC Persian's Vasse Soroush.