(The Nation) – The Education Directorate of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan has said the Taliban militants have closed all the schools in Haskamina district. About 20,000 boys and girls have been stopped from attending schools for the last three days, said Muhammad Asif Shinwari, spokesman of Nangarhar Education Directorate.”The Taliban have said reopening of schools is conditional to the release of their prisoners, reopening of the blocked roads and medical aid to their clinics,” Shinwari added. “We cannot do anything to these demands of Taliban,” Shinwari stated. “Our schools must be reopened.”