Fear of gas attacks keeps Afghan girls from school

Fear of gas attacks keeps Afghan girls from school

Afghanistan (AP) — Only a few dozen of about 570 female students attended class in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday after an apparent attack with poison gas sickened more than 80 girls this week.

It was the third apparent poisoning at a girls school in about two weeks. No one has claimed responsibility for the poisonings, but Education Ministry officials say they believe it is a series of poison gas attacks by militants who want to keep girls home from school.

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Comment by Daniel W on May 23, 2009 at 1:45pm

I beginning to think that Afganistan is not the liberal, inclusive democracy that we were led to believe when we liberated them. Do you think that it has something to do with their religious culture?



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