This week the Afghan government accused the Taliban of poisoning school-girls by bribing students and workers to sneak toxic chemicals into drinking water. More than a dozen suspects have been arrested so far. Government officials said six schools were affected in northern province in this past week with hundreds of students falling ill. Attacks underscore the Taliban’s resistance to educating women and the efforts to undermine the Afghan government. Here to talk more about this is Ethan Casey, he’s the author of two books on Pakistan and is the editor of the website ethancasey.com. Also joining us is Tom A. Peter, he’s a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. He’s based in Afghanistan and joins us in Kabul. And last we’d like to welcome Lauryn Oates, she’s project director for Canadian women for women of Afghanistan.