Boys sit for their exams as AK-47-wielding guards stand over them at Afghan Islamist school

Images showing the next generation of Taliban militants pouring over their exam papers – as armed invigilators patrol above them – have emerged from Afghanistan.

Taliban chiefs have been setting up a string of of schools in their strongholds in Afghanistan and remote parts of Pakistan to indoctrinate boys into their fundamentalist teachings that embrace Sharia law.

The Imam Ghazali School is in the Hindu Kush mountain range north of the capital Kabul and the pictures were released by the Taliban’s official TV channel.

The Taliban has a TV Channel?