5 Iranian schoolgirls poisoned in Urmia

Five Iranian schoolgirls were taken to a hospital after being poisoned in a school in the Urmia region of East Kurdistan.

As mass anti-government protests have been going on since the murder of a young Kurdish woman named Mahsa Amini by the morality police in Tehran in September 2022, poisoning attacks against girls' schools and dormitories have increased in recent months.

Poisoning attacks are considered as part of a government plan to suppress the popular protests.

Five schoolgirls were poisoned at the Bahman Girls' School in Al Naqda in the Urmia province in East Kurdistan. The students were taken to a hospital.

According to local sources, students experienced nausea, headache and stomachache after being exposed to a cloud of smoke caused by burnt rubber.