Two men on a motorcycle used water pistols to spray battery acid on a group of girls walking to school yesterday in Kandahar, injuring four and blinding at least two. The men escaped and no one has claimed responsibility, but Al-Jazeera is reporting that Taliban militants are suspected to be responsible. When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, girls were forbidden to attend school. A Kandahar government spokeman called the attackers "enemies of education" and Gen. David McKiernan, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said, "no one can honestly say they are fighting for the people, then purposefully attack innocent women and children." [CNN]