(NRC) – Afghan schools are increasingly at risk on military, ideological, and political fault-lines, with attacks increasing in eastern Afghanistan. “A brutal, senseless attack on a school in eastern Afghanistan is the latest in a spate of violence against educational facilities in Nangarhar province. Afghan children must be better protected,” said Will Carter, Head of Programme for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Afghanistan. “Unknown men entered our school last night, beheaded three of our guards and set fire to the administrative block in the school,” said Atiqullah Hamdard, Headmaster of the Malikyar Hotak High School in Khogyani District.