‘Doctors: 120 Afghan Girls Poisoned’
Parts of the following article were published by VOA news on May 23 2012
‘The head of Takhar Province’s education department Abdul Wahab Zafari said the students noticed what he called “a certain smell” in the school before becoming sick on Wednesday.
One of the girls said she saw a student unconscious and in bad condition. The girl said she and many others passed out after drinking the water.
While no one claimed responsibility for the incident, the Taliban frequently target female schools with poison and acid attacks in an effort to close them down. Under the Taliban’s rule, women were banned from working or going to school outside the home.’
Takhar Province, Afghanistan (Sayed Kabir Sayar/VOA Dari Radio)
Relatives rush to hospital rooms where gassed students are treated, Takhar Province, Afghanistan. This image was taken from voanews.com website.
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Posted on May 29th 2012 by Office in ASTI news