Qari Mohammad Yousuf, a Taleban spokesman, rejected claims that the group is behind the school attacks, adding it condemned the violence months ago.
"We have denounced burning schools, but no one is listening to us.All of the media is controlled by the West," he
said in an interview with IWPR. He
has two theories on who is responsible: school officials disguising their thefts from the schools by burning them down; and the government itself which, he
said, is attempting to defame the Taleban
also denied being under the influence of Pakistani religious groups or the country's secret service, the Inter-Services Intelligence, ISI, whom many Afghans believe is masterminding the attacks.