More than 170 Afghan women and girls were sickened on Tuesday from a suspected act of poisoning at their school's water source. Local officials have blamed radical conservatives who oppose female education. A water sample has been sent to Kabul for testing, and the Afghan police are questioning two school workers who were taken into custody on Wednesday. Similar poisoning incidents affected more than 100 teachers and schoolgirls in 2010.
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