Forbidden to study, girls are victims of contaminated water in Afghanistan
About 150 studantes were intoxicated on Tuesday (17) after driking contaminaded water in a secundary school in northen Afganistan, officials said, wich blamed radical conservatives opposed to famel education.
When Taliban was in power, banned education for girls and woman, but after his overthrow in 2001, returned to schools receive them, especially the capital, Kabul.
Today, still recurring attacks against girls, teachers and schools buildings, usually in the eastern and southtern reagions of the country, wich are more conservative and where the Taliban has more popular support.
Some os the girls who vomited and had a headache, were in critical condition. Other were able to go home after receiving hospital treatment, authorities said.
The authorities said they were certain that the water was poisoned because the vehicle that supplined the school was not contaminated.
"This was not a disease of natural causes. It is an international act to poision the girls studying," said the director of public health, Haffizullah Safi.
No authorities blamed a particular group for the attack, fearing some sort of retalition.