Afghan school workers questioned over suspected mass poisoning
- 171 women and girls hospitalized in a suspected poisoning source
» Officials suspect extremists against education for women: Tuesday’s incident, which sickened women and girls between the ages of 14 and 30, left many of them dizzy and many others unconscious. “Looking at the health condition of these girls, I can definitely say that their water was contaminated by some sort of poison,” said Dr. Hafizullah Safi. ”But we don’t know yet what was the water exactly contaminated with.” Afghanistan has long faced issues with violence against women — in fact, a similar incident to this one took place in 2010.