More than 100 girl students poisoned in northern Sar-i-Pul
Sun Jun 24, 1:11 pm
In a fresh anti-girl education attack, more than 100 students of Imam Yahya Girls High School were poisoned Saturday in the northern part of Sar-i-Pul province, officials said.
The incident occurred Saturday morning, and the affected students were rushed to the provincial civil hospital, said Laal Muhammad Ahmadzai, the spokesman of the 303rd military corps.
The hospital Chief Dr. Haroon confirmed that more than 100 poisoned schoolgirls were brought to the hospital for treatment.
He said the condition of these girls was different from girls poisoned previously in other provinces. He stated that the girls were complaining that their skin was itching and burning in an allergic reaction to the poisonous substance.
On a number of different instances girl students have been poisoned in different provinces. Takhar is the province which experienced most of the incidents where about 800 schoolgirls were poisoned during the past two months.
In Kabul, many girl students were poisoned in the Chehel Satoon area.
Though some arrests have occurred, all of the perpetrators of these incidents have not yet been brought to justice, and the reasons they have been poisoning girl students are not yet clear. Afghan government officials have blamed the poison attacks on the Taliban and on intelligence agencies of neighboring countries.
Earlier, National Directorate of Security (NDS) announced Taliban backed by Pakistan’s spy agencies were behind such inhumane acts.