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Afghanistan Gas Attack.

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Without comment from Reuters:

“AFTA BACHI, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Five young girls slipped briefly into comas and nearly 100 were taken to hospital after a gas attack on their school on Tuesday, the third in a series of such incidents north of Kabul, Afghan officials said.

The early morning mass-poisoning at Qazaaq school was likely the work of Taliban sympathizers hostile to girls’ education, the head of security for Kapisa province told Reuters.

Attacks on girls schools have increased in the past year, particularly in the Taliban’s eastern and southern heartlands, as an insurgency has gathered strength. When the Taliban were in power in Kabul they banned women from work and schools.

Last year a group of schoolgirls in Kandahar had acid thrown in their faces by men who objected to them attending school.”

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15/05/2009 at 03:39

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