More Afghan Girls Poisoned By Gas

Thirty schoolgirls in Kunduz and six in Kabul were hospitalized after another suspected gas attack in Afghanistan. More girls are expected to need care. Afghanistan has experienced several such attacks, suspected to be carried out by fundamentalists who oppose the education of women. One girl made sick in Kunduz said she saw a man in black clothes and cloth over his nose and mouth throw a bottle near the school. She then smelled a strange scent. Girls in earlier attacks reported a weird smell and then fell ill. Officials think a poisonous gas is to blame, but blood tests have not been conclusive. None of the girls have died. The Taliban has denied any role and condemned the attacks.