According to local Taliban officials in Kandahar province, twenty-five people were poisoned at a wedding in the province for eating contaminated food.

The incident occurred at noon on Wednesday, June 15th at a wedding party in Chahar Sang village of the province’s Khakrez district, according to Kandahar Public Health Hospital.

According to the provincial health officials, 10 children and 15 women were hospitalized and received treatment.

The food poisoned have been taken to Mirwais District Hospital for treatment, and a number of them are said to be improving.

Inhabitants of Kandahar province Khakrez district have previously been poisoned after eating contaminated food.


  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).