Poisoned Afghan schoolgirls.
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Dozens of Afghan schoolgirls are in hospital after being poisoned

30 May 2012 Last updated at 21:42 BST

Dozens of schoolgirls were taken to hospital after an alleged poison attack on a school in the Takhar, province of Afghanistan.

A series of such attacks has forced the Afghan ministry of education to close down more than 500 schools across the country.

Karen Zarindast reports.