Pakistan province gives $3 million to Taliban-linked school

June 23, 2016 2:44 PM

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A Pakistani provincial minister says his local government has allocated $3 million to a Taliban-linked seminary in the region, along the border with Afghanistan. Mushtaq Ghani said Thursday that the funds will be used to bring the seminary into Pakistan's mainstream educational system.

The hard-line religious school, Darul Uloom Haqqania, is located in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and is known as the alma mater of most of the Afghan Taliban leadership and its affiliated Haqqani militant network, which is branded a terrorist organization by the U.S.

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