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150 Afghan Girls Poisoned For Attending School | Care2 Causes

150 Afghan Girls Poisoned For Attending School | Care2 Causes

What a tragic, depressing story. About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country’s north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education. Since the 2001 toppling of the Taliban, which banned education for women and girls, females have returned to schools, especially in Kabul. There are now more than a million Afghan girls attending schools throughout the country. But periodic attacks still occur against girls, teachers and their school buildings, usually in the more conservative south and east of the country, from where the Taliban insurgency draws most support. Victims Of Poison Gas In 2010, the Afghan Ministry of Public Health found that the cases of mass sickness at girls’ schools across Afghanistan over the previous two years were caused by poison gas. There were no...

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