80 Afghan Girls Schools Close Over Threats

From The Telegraph:
More than 80 girls' schools have closed and exams have been postponed after Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan said they would bomb them in retaliation for US air strikes.

Thousands of pupils were kept at home in Nangarhar province after the militants declared that "heavy blasts and thunderous attacks will target all those girl schools which disobey this warning".

Broadcasts on their propaganda radio warned officials to close the schools and told parents “not send their daughters to schools to pursue this secular infidel curriculum”. [...]

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