2 Afghan schoolgirls blinded in Taliban acid attack

What was their crime? They were going to school. In Afghanistan, freedom is struggling. Or maybe dying.

KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — Two men on a motorcycle used water pistols to spray acid on girls walking to school Wednesday in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, blinding at least two of them, military spokesmen said.

The men escaped after the attack, and no one claimed responsibility for it, but Arab-language network Al-Jazeera said Taliban militants were suspected to be responsible.According to Al-Jazeera, the girls were attacked with battery acid. Kandahar government spokesman Parwaz Ayoubi gave different figures on the number of girls injured, saying six were burned, one of them severely. He called the attackers “enemies of education.”