Afghanistan: Girl students and teachers maimed in acid attack
"The attack was the work of the Taliban and we have not finalised our investigation," Daud told reporters in Kandahar.
The Taliban barred girls from education while they were in power from 1996 until U.S.-led and Afghan forces toppled the hardline Islamist movement in 2001, but the militants denied any involvement in the acid attack.
Violence has surged to its worst level this year in Afghanistan since the Taliban's removal. The ongoing insecurity, as well as attacks targeting schools and teachers, have stopped tens of thousands of Afghan students attending classes.
(Writing by Sayed Salahuddin; Editing by David Fox)
25 November 2008
Source: International Herald Tribune
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