Officials accused extremists of launching a poison gas attack yesterday that caused dozens of schoolgirls to collapse with headaches and nausea as they waited in line for a Qur'an reading at their school in northeastern Afghanistan.
I am very suspicious of this story. Why would the Taliban (a word which means students) attack school children, knowing that this would destroy local public support for them? This is like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson opening fire on an American school in the war against Britain. Does it make any sense?