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Afghan Police Investigate Gas Poisoning at Girls' School

More than 100 girls were taken to hospital from their school in western Afghanistan on Monday after breathing in toxic gas, officials said, and police were investigating whether the incident was deliberate. Elements of Afghanistan's ultra-conservative society oppose education for girls and schools have periodically come under attack. As many as 124 girls were hospitalized in Herat province, officials said. Most were discharged the same day. The district governor of Enjil, where...

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