Schools girls poisoned

HERAT: Around three dozen school girls were mysteriously poisoned in Anjil district of the Herat province with Herat city as its capital, 640 km west of Kabul, on Monday, provincial police chief Abdul Majid Rozi said. “All the 35 poisoned girls have been taken to hospitals for medical treatment,” Rozi told reporters here. However, he didn’t provide more details.

Meanwhile, Shafiq Shirzai, the spokesman for Herat regional hospital has confirmed that the incident occurred in Nawen Girl School in Anjil district on Monday morning and the affected pupils after receiving medical aid are in stable condition.

This is the sixth time over the past one week that girl schools have been mysteriously attacked by spraying unknown gas which makes the students feel dizzy and leads to vomiting.