The Taliban have found a new target for their terror as they carried out a chilling, potentially deadly, gas poisoning attack on 120 innocent Afghan schoolgirls and three teachers at a girl's school in Afghanistan. This is the second attack on school girls in as many months.
The 120 poisoned girls are being treated in a make shift hospital.
One girl named as Samera lying attached to a drip explained what happened. Speaking in Dari she said,
"We saw one of the students was unconscious and in bad condition. We were told not to drink water but we had already drunk the water and we became unconscious too."
The head of the education department Abdul Zafari speaking in Dari explained how serious this incident was.
"There was a certain smell that our students noticed, unfortunately as a result, some of our students were poisoned and the recent report showed that 80 of our students were poisoned."
Last month another sickening attack was carried out on girls by hard line Taliban, with 150 schoolgirls poisoned in the Takhar province after they drank contaminated water at their school. Since 2001 when the Taliban were toppled from power by U.S.-backed Afghan forces, females have returned to schools, especially in the capital Kabula. The Taliban have said they are intent on closing girl's schools ahead of a 2014 withdrawal by foreign combat troops.
Written and Presented by Ann Salter