Afghanistan: 300 schoolgirls hit by suspected Taliban poison gas attacks in Herat

At least 300 girls have been admitted to hospitals after facing suspected gas attacks in their schools. Authorities believe the mysterious gas poisoning was carried out by those with suspected links to Taliban extremists. The girls’s age ranges from nine to 18.

Three separate gas attacks were reported from Herat province. More than 140 girls fell ill immediately after inhaling toxic fumes in one of the schools. Two days later, a similar incident hit another school. Many teachers were also taken to hospital.