Kabul: Afghan officials say four
construction workers have been killed by Taliban militants in
The Ministry of Interior said today that the Afghan
construction workers were shot yesterday in Paktika province
on their way home from work.
Separately, a health official in Ghazni province says
more than 40 girls were hospitalised today after becoming ill
from suspected poisoning at their high school.
The head of the local hospital, Mohammad Ismail
Ibrahamzia, says the girls are in stable condition.
There have been similar cases of illnesses at schools
around Afghanistan. Some suspect militants are spraying
schools with poison gas because they oppose education for