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Poison attack' on Afghan girls

Five hundred schools closed in Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban have denied carrying out poison attacks on girls' schools.
A spokesman told the BBC the Taliban condemned any such attack and would punish anyone who carried them out "in line with Sharia [law]".

Militants who oppose the education of girls have been blamed for a string of suspected poisonings in Afghanistan. In the latest incident, about 40 schoolgirls in Takhar province were taken to hospital complaining of nausea and dizziness.

A day earlier, more than 100 girls from the same school suffered similar symptoms. Police said poisonous chemicals may have been sprayed in the classrooms. Over the past month, two schools have also been set ablaze in the east of the country.

But spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the BBC the Taliban "strongly condemn" such actions "and promise that if we arrest the perpetrators of such actions and cases we will give them punishments in line with Sharia." "The Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) are not involved in these incidents and we totally reject such allegations," he said.

"The fact that schools are being set ablaze or bombed, this could be the work of an individual, but we promise if we find the perpetrators of such incidents we surely will punish them." The Taliban banned the education of girls during their 1996-2001 regime in Afghanistan.

In last week's incident, about 125 people at Bibi Haji school, in north-east Takhar province, were taken to hospital after complaining of nausea, headaches and dizziness. They included female teachers and girls as young as 10. A police spokesman said he believed insurgents were trying to spread fear by poisoning schoolgirls.

At the time, the BBC's Bilal Sarwary in Kabul said similar events had been reported before, but no conclusive evidence of poisoning has been found. The Afghan education ministry recently blamed the Taliban for the closures of more than 500 schools in 11 provinces where they had strong support.



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  • " The Afghan Taliban have denied carrying out poison attacks on girls' schools "

    Yeah right. Denial aint gona save you crazy motherfuckers !

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  • They're going to find and punish the real criminals eh? Well, you can use OJ Simpson's 1-800 tip line.

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  • northern alliance???

    W000000000000000w...

    taliban shut off ALLL schools for girls

    but the areas in the north under the northern alliance had fking university running, where WOMEN AND MEN went to study....



    BHAHAHAHAHAHAHA another paki faggot...

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  • whats this with racist slurs like 'punjabi ISI' so what you trying to say that all punjabi's are bad because their maybe a large group of good muslims in that community (and who says ISI is only made up of punjabi's where's your proof?). so can we say all pastoons are good because they are pastoons even though their maybe be some working with nato. So what are you trying to say a pastoon better then a punjabi purely because he happened to be born in a pastoon family

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  • Every one understand that this is the job of Northern Alliance criminal warlords who want to creat fear in public and secure their interests
    these US/NATO backed northen alliance criminal warlords are involved in all crimes against the people of Afghanistan they are burning schools,poisoning students,throwing acids in girls' faces and assassinating key figures because they want to remain in power if there is peace these thugs will return to the jobs of their forefathers like cleaning the streets More..

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    • @zwaan1990

      whoever is doing it has got to be a sick mental islamic law.

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    • @zwaan1990

      and the taliban will win the noble peace prize too.
      Th taliban or whatever you want to call it have a track record of this, they have been issuing fatwas about this forever - your apologizing on their behalf is sad. They are perverts of islam and humanity.

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  • C.I.A covert operation. You can smell the piggy burning.

    For all you racists who have been brainwashed to hate middle easterners.. Did you know your tax money, your gas money (Saudi royal money), and C.I.A organized money for these "terrorists" to be well-trained and armed?

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  • Yankee propaganda as usualy, its only ment for silly yankees to believ in, so they can waste their health care mony on wars.

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  • The Taliban are an insurgency which thrive on local support.

    Poisoning a girl's school is going to create lots of angry parents and the Afghans donot have a tradition of forgiveness.

    So it doesnt make sense to poison a school.

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    • @swordblow_25
      Excelent observation.

      Its ilogical for Taliban strategy to do this kind of things.
      USA are behind this.

      Its like on Iraq and the attacks on markets.

      Why these attacks pratically sttoped from day to night after the end of the USA presence ??

      And we have lots of relats about similaritys of USA bomb craters/explosions on battlezones and the ones on places that happened attacks against civilians.

      There was the case of the two UK agents arrested by the Iraq police dressing local clothes and carrying explosives. A famous case where the population trowed molotovs More..

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    • @swordblow_25

      should ask the girls what they think of that

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  • The USA with CIA are capables of doing such cruel things to put the fault on Taliban.

    I dont doubt that Taliban do evil things, but war is war, the USA is not a saint nation and they are capable to do things like the nazis.

    Unfortunatelly the modern world dont accept actions like the nazis, so the USA do lots of things, deny, hide, put the fault on others and use false moralistic words like "freedom and democracy" to play the game as "saints".

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