Afghanistan: 106 Schoolgirls Poisoned by Mystery Gas

More than 100 girls have been poisoned by an unknown gas at a school in Afghanistan’s western Farah province, reportedly said Abdul Zabar Shaqaiq, the provincial public health director.

Shaqaiq indicated that “106 girls were admitted to a local hospital on Saturday afternoon and two of them are in critical condition,” Afghanistan’s TOLOnews reports.

“We could not identify the type of gas. 106 persons have been poisoned. The poisoning was not serious,” said the health director.

The incident took place in Chahar Bagh School for girls, according to Ghulam Sarwar, the acting director of education for Farah province.

Sarwar noted that investigations were underway to track down those responsible for the crime.