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With over 100 victims, who is poisoning Iran's schoolgirls?

Hundreds of Iranian schoolgirls have been mysteriously poisoned over the past few months and the government was forced to open an investigation when the problem reached Tehran on Wednesday.
Iranian school-girls attend President Rouhani's presentation of the for 2018-2019 budget to the parliament on December 10, 2017, in Tehran. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi ordered authorities on Wednesday to investigate the poisoning of schoolgirls in the country. The poison attacks are furthering discontent with the Islamic Republic amid continued protests in the country. 

Local reports have suggested that the wave of poisonings has been going on for months in different schools across Iran, with female students taken to the hospital after reports of smelling gas. The cases are now estimated at over 100.

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