Taliban busted for poisoning Afghan girls who attend school

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The Afghan government accused the Taliban today of poisoning schoolgirls by bribing students and workers to sneak toxic chemicals into drinking water or spread it around school grounds.

Officials have said that 15 suspects have now been arrested. They revealed that six schools in northern Takhar province had been affected in the past three weeks, and although they did not give a total number of girls who got sick, they said one school alone had 125 cases.

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, girls were banned from going to school and women were only allowed to leave their homes with a male relative as an escort.

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