Eighty schoolgirls were poisoned and hospitalized in Sar-e-Pul province in northern Afghanistan. These were separate attacks in two primary schools close to each other, hit one after the other. The person responsible for the poisoning would have acted out of personal grudge. The news was reported by Mohammad Rahmani, a local education official, quoted by the Guardian.
According to the source, 60 girls were poisoned in the Naswan-e-Kabod Aab school and another 17 in the Naswan-e-Faizabad school in Sangcharak district. Rahmani did not explain how the students were poisoned, but said they are now well. The repression of Afghan women's rights began again in August 2021, when the Taliban came to power in the country. Unlike what happened in Iran, however, never before in Afghanistan there had been episodes of poisoning against female students.