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80 schoolgirls poisoned in Takhar

80 schoolgirls poisoned in Takhar

May 23, 2012 - 17:34

TALOQAN (PAN): In another attack by radicals opposed to women’s education, more than 80 schoolgirls were apparently poisoned in northern Takhar province, officials said on Wednesday.

It was the second such attack in as many months in Takhar, where 150 schoolgirls were poisoned last month after they drank contaminated water.

The latest attack targeted students and teachers at the Bibe Hajera High School in the 5th police district of Taloqan, the provincial capital.

Eighty girls, three teachers and an employee of the school were evacuated to the provincial hospital, Habibullah Rustakhi, the hospital head, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The affected students and teachers were being treated, he said, adding that the incident was being investigated in cooperation with security officials.

Education Director Abdul Wahab Zafari said there were about 3,000 students in the school and some of them had gone home after the incident, therefore, the exact number of poisoned pupils was yet to be known.

Although officials expressed unawareness about how the incident occurred, a 7th grade student, Nasima, said she was taken sick after drinking water from her school well.



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