Toxic gas hits Afghan schoolgirls

Up to 70 students and teachers affected in what has become a pattern of poisoning incidents.

    At least 70 students and teachers at an all-girls' school in Kabul have been sickened by an unknown gas that spread through classrooms.

    School authorities evacuated everyone from the building and many of the girls were taken to hospitals.

    It is still not clear who is behind the incident, but there is suspicion that the Taliban, which has opposed sending girls to schools, is responsible.

    Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from the Afghan capital on what has become a part of a pattern of attacks on schoolgirls in the country.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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