Radicals Poison Afghan Schoolgirls In Anti-Education Attack

Reuters reports that about 150 school girls were poisoned at their high school after drinking contaminated water at a high school in northern Afghanistan. Officials there blamed the incident on conservative radicals trying to prevent female education. “We are 100 percent sure that the water they drunk inside their classes was poisoned. This is either the work of those who are against girls’ education or irresponsible armed individuals,” said Jan Mohammad Nabizada, a spokesman for education department in northern Takhar province. Another local education official called it “an intentional act to poison schoolgirls.”