Afghan schoolgirls poisoned by Taliban

May 25th, 2012

Toxic powder used to contaminate air in girls’ classrooms, leaving scores of students unconscious in Takhar province – Published on Al Jazeera, Source: Agencies, May 24, 2012. (Linked with Videos and texts about Afghanistan).

More than 120 schoolgirls and three teachers have been poisoned in the second attack in as many months in Afghanistan blamed on conservative radicals in the country’s north, Afghan police and education officials have said.  

The attack occurred on Wednesday in Takhar province where police said the Taliban, who are opposed to education of women and girls, had used an unidentified toxic powder to contaminate the air in classrooms, leaving scores of students unconscious.

Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), said the Taliban appear intent on closing schools ahead of a 2014 withdrawal by foreign combat troops.

A part of their Al Farooq spring offensive operation is … to close schools. By poisoning girls they want to create fear. They try to make families not send their children to school, NDS spokesman Lutfullah Mashal said.

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education said last week that 550 schools in 11 provinces where the Taliban have strong support had been closed down.

Last month, 150 schoolgirls were poisoned in the Takhar province after they drank contaminated water … (full text).

(My comments:

1): Please do not forget: Taliban would be nothing without the help of a little group of Americans at their time

2): I guess, these Americans were commanded by the 1%-group. This mess benefits only these 1% … as more people is destroyed and occupied to repair all this mess, thus weakened, lesser we are able to take control over their war against the 99%).

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