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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 a

Added: May-27-2012 Occurred On: May-27-2012
By: kingfordlm
Tags: afghanistan, taliban, violence against women
Location: Afghanistan (load item map)
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