Yet they may be sinking to a new low, the poisoning of girls, as the BBC reports:
“In May 2009, Afghan authorities launched an investigation after about 90 schoolgirls fell ill in Kapisa province.
Although officials suspected deliberate poisoning, the results of the inquiry were inconclusive.
In recent years there has been an increase in attacks on schoolgirls in Afghanistan, mainly in the south and east of the country where several acid attacks on schoolgirls have been reported.
Girls were banned from attending school during the rule of the Taliban, who were overthrown in the American-led invasion of 2001.”