Hundreds of schoolgirls and boys were mysteriously poisoned in Takhar's capital Takhar and Mandozai district in Khost province recently. As many as 40 schoolgirls of the Bibi Hajira School mysteriously fell unconscious in Taluqan on Sunday.
Rejecting their involvement in the poisoning of school students, the Taliban on Sunday said the intelligence agencies had hand behind such activities.
A spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the BBC the Taliban condemned any such attack and would punish anyone who carried them out "in line with Sharia [law]".
"We promise if we find the perpetrators of such incidents we surely will punish them." he said.
The Taliban’s history, however, makes them an easy target for officials searching for someone to blame for the mysterious illnesses.
The security forces are so far unsuccessful to find out the real reason of such incidents.