(CNN) -- Afghan authorities will investigate the sudden illness of students and staff at three schools in the past week in northern Afghanistan, the Afghan Human Independent Rights Commission said on Sunday. Local doctors suggested the Taliban may be the perpetrators of possible poison attacks.
"During the last seven days three cases of poisoning [have] occurred in Kunduz Province," said Syed Karim Talash, the director of the commission office in the province.
At least 88 girls and teachers became ill in separate cases at three girls' schools.
The cause of the illnesses was not known, but Talash said poison gas was suspected.
"It is really big concern for us, and big concern for the family of the girls," Talash said.
Officials were swift to blame the Taliban, which banned girls from an education when it ruled Afghanistan. and which has more recently been linked with acid attacks on female pupils. But the militants denied responsibility. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said: "We strongly condemn such an act that targeted innocent schoolgirls by poisonous gas."
Originally posted by AbuMusaab
The Taliban does not support girls schools at the moment because during wartime, we wish to protect our women and because we cannot be sure of what type of "education" you are giving to them. Throughout the history of Islam women have been highly educated and one of our greatest scholars of all time was Aisha (ra) wife of the Messenger Muhammad (saw).
Those who throw acid on girls, or poison them are not Taliban. They are either misguided Afghan hillbillies, or are the enemies of Islam doing these acts and then blaming the Taliban /quote]
Actually, the Taliban are very ruthless. Its a very vile militia that is willing to stop at nothing to show off their fundamental extremes. If they were behind this attack or not is highly debatable.
KUNDUZ: At least 30 schoolgirls in northern Afghanistan were hospitalised after a suspected poisonous gas attack on their school, a health official said, the fifth such incident in under a month.
The head of a hospital in the city of Kunduz said an unidentified airborne substance was released close to the school, and 30 students were admitted to the hospital as a result.
It was not clear who was responsible. In the past officials have blamed such incidents on the Taliban but last week a spokesman for the Islamist group denied involvement in such attacks and condemned them.
On 3 May a message announcing the death of Eric Breininger (b. 3 August 1987) and three of his fellow combatants was posted on several German jihadist websites. Breininger, who travelled to the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the winter 2007, was one of the most infamous German jihadists.
A day after the announcement of his death, Breininger’s alleged autobiography, entitled Mein Weg nach Jannah (My Way to Paradise) was released on jihadi websites. The 108-page document mainly deals with Breiningers path into violent islamist militancy.
It raised our eyebrows when we read that a chemical agent was used in a martyrdom operation against “murtaddin” in Khost. According to Breininger more than 100 “apostates and infidels” died (allegedly partly in the aftermath of the assault when the chemical agent began to take effect).
Originally posted by AbuMusaab
The Taliban does not support girls schools at the moment
The Taliban banned education for girls when they ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, and in many rural areas where the Taliban hold sway, girls' schools remain closed