POISONED? 100 Afghan Schoolboys Fall Sick After Eating from Food Vendor Who Claimed ‘The Meal Will Help Them in Exams’

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Local officials suspect this to be a possible Taliban attack.

KABUL, Afghanistan — About 100 Afghan schoolboys were rushed to hospital on Saturday after eating beans given to them by a food vendor who claimed the meal would help them in exams, the local police chief said.

The food vendor in the western province of Herat was later arrested and an investigation launched into whether the food had been deliberately tainted, Abdul Jabar Rozi, Herat’s police chief, told Reuters.

“Enemies might be behind this,” he said.

None of the boys aged between 10 to 14 was seriously sick, provincial police chief Col. Fauf Ahmadi told NBC News.

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