28 Oct 2012

New history book issued

7:51 am on 28 October 2012

The Afghan government has introduced a new school history book which it says will help bring unity in a country that's traditionally been divided along ethnic and political lines.

The book, based on the new national curriculum, omits the details of the past 40 years of political instability and violence.

The government says it's been done to keep students free of any past bias.

More than three million copies are being distributed.