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Women, children among 44 wedding guests poisoned in Faryab

Women, children among 44 wedding guests poisoned in Faryab

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Sep 18, 2015 - 17:27

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): More than 40 wedding guests have been poisoned in the Pashtunkot district of northern Faryab province, officials said on Friday.

The guests were poisoned on Thursday evening when they were served dinner; the administrative head of the town, Abdul Qadeer Qadiri, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the affected people were rushed to Afghan-Turkey Hospital in Maimana. Unidentified individuals had put some poisonous substance in food due to a rivalry with groom’s family.

Forty-four people including a dozen children and as many womeninfo-icon were brought to the Afghan-Turkey Hospital. They were discharged after a while, Dr. Ihsanullah Wahidisaid.

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