Poisoning of schoolgirls continues in Afghanistan

Kabul, Sep 8 (IANS) Poisoning of schoolgirls is continuing in Afghanistan’s Herat province as 25 more children were rushed to hospitals after complaining of breathing problems, the media reported on Tuesday.

Officials said the girls were fine until arriving at school. But soon after entering the premises, they started to fall sick, Khaama Press reported.

Amrullah Amani, head of Guzara’s civil hospital, confirmed receiving poisoned girls from Khatamun Nabiyeen school.

The wave of poisoning of schoolgirls began in Herat province about 10 days ago.

Around 700 girls from different schools have been poisoned in the province during this period.

Security agencies are still investigating the incidents.

These incidents had previously taken place in Kabul, Bamyan, Maidan Wardak, Jawzjan and Badakhshan provinces.

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