On Thursday morning as many as 74 students at Bibi Hawa Girls High fell ill after smelling a noxious gas. The attack in Taluquan, Takhar, Afghanistan is now suspected to be a poisoning orchestrated by the Taliban.
This is a continuation of violence against girls and women being educated or expressing their freedoms from the hardline conservatives of the Taliban who wish for the country to return to its ways prior to American intervention in 2001.
Some of the girls remain in critical condition at hospital. The girls were rushed to medical care after falling unconscious.
Three days prior to this attack another school in Taluquan wasx attacked with gas, hospitalising a dozen girls.