Afghan school girls gassed

Posted Aug 25, 2010 by KJ Mullins
Dozens of girls and their teachers have been taken to hospital in Afghanistan after they were exposed to what is believed to be poison gas on Wednesday.
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Fourteen teachers and their 59 students are in hospital after being sickened at their school. Blood samples have been sent to Turkmenistan to determine what the poison is.
Acording to Al Jazeera the girls complained of dizziness and nausea. Some of the girls from Totia Girls School in Kabul had been discharged from hospital by the late afternoon.
Reporter Hoda Abdel-Hamid said that this incident is just the latest attack on school girls.
"This has happened a couple of times before, mainly in the northern province of Kunduz. At the time, it was also said, that these girls were poisoned and officials pointed the finger at the Taliban and rightly so," she said.
"However, there is still no hard conclusion on who is behind this attack and what kind of poisoning is taking place."
This is the ninth attack on school girls in the country.
It is believed that the Taliban is behind the attacks. The Taliban is opposed to girls having an education.