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02/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

651 Afghan Schools Close This Year Due To Terrorist Activity

The number of teachers and students killed in the past 10 months has nearly doubled the total casualties of last year, authorities in the ministry of education said.

This year 651 schools were closed in southern provinces; 141 teachers and students were killed since beginning of the year; and 173000 students dropped off schools, spokesman for ministry of education said.

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