The monsters that call themselves Taliban have found a new way to kill, maim and terrorize. They are now using chemical warfare against young girls as they attend school. they just used to throw acid at individuals, now they gas whole schools.
Islamic Radicals Poison Girls School Again in Afghanistan
In the name of Islam,women and girls have been banned from work and school. In the name of Islam they poisoned the girls. This is the second attack in as many weeks on a girls school.
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Dozens injured in Afghan girls' school poisoning
National Post (hat tip Jane)
CHARIKAR, Afghanistan -- Nearly 50 teenagers were admitted to hospital after a suspected mass poisoning at an Afghan girls' school, a doctor said on Monday, in the second such incident in a month.
The headmaster rushed his students out of their classrooms in the northern town of Charikar after they smelt an unusual odour and started feeling nauseous and dizzy, a 17-year-old victim told Reuters from her hospital bed.
"I am pretty sure whoever has done this is against education for girls, but I strongly ask the parents not to be discouraged by such brutal action and send their children to school," said Noor Jahan, a ninth grader at Ura Jalili Girls' High School.
In another room a mother sat beside her unconscious daughter's bed, crying and rubbing the girl's forehead. Around her lay several dazed and pale schoolmates.
"I was in a lesson when suddenly two classmates lost consciousness and collapsed," said Nabila, a 21-year-old in one of the beds. Years of war and unrest mean children often finish school late in Afghanistan.
The incident comes barely two weeks after a mystery poisoning at another girls' school in the same town, which produced similar symptoms, although victims of the first incident said they did not remember an unusual smell.
There have been no clues as to the type of gas used in either case. Blood samples have been sent to the nearby U.S. Bagram airbase but results have not yet come back from the first incident.
Attacks on girls schools have increased in the past year, particularly in the east and south of the country, as a Taliban insurgency has gathered momentum. When the austere Islamists were in power in Kabul, they banned women from work and schools