Afghan doctors treating injured Mujahideen guerrillas in a hospital near Peshawar, in north west Pakistan, have disclosed that some patients have mysterious nervous disorders, often inducing paralysis.
GV/SV Patients in Mujahideen border hospital (2 shots)
CU Sign: "Surgical Ward"/SV Medical staff treating patients (2 shots)
SV/CUs Partly-paralysed patient with head wound (3 shots)
SVs Medical staff attending injured men (4 shots)
SV Patients queueing for medicine at hospital pharmacy
CU/SV Afghan doctor Mohammad Naqueeb Nasir speaking (2 shots)
SV Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Ali Akbar Vellayati visiting Afghan refugee village of Nasirabagh
GVs Refugees and Dr. Vellayati seated under canopy (3 shots)
SV Dr. Vellayati addressing refugees in Farsi (2 shots)
GV Audience applauding as Dr. Vellayati sits down
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MAQIEEB: "All Mujahideen which are coming from Jehad, they told the effects of gas which was several kinds. And these were some kinds of (indistinct), producing sneezing and some kinds producing tears of the eyes, and some producing a skin rash and blisters and bruise, and some inducing carcinoma like the contagion of the lip of this patient. And some producing asphyxia and shortness of breath. In unconsciousness cases and neurologic cases, the patients -- some were dead, one Mujahid told us that 70 Mujahideen were dead, in one case. And another Mujahid told us that 12 Mujahideen were killed during asphyxia."
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Background: Afghan doctors treating injured Mujahideen guerrillas in a hospital near Peshawar, in north west Pakistan, have disclosed that some patients have mysterious nervous disorders, often inducing paralysis. The doctors believe chemical weapons could have caused the ailments. In an interview on Friday (2 April), Dr. Mohammad Naqueeb Nasir said that he and his team hoped to send medical aid to some Afghanistan locations he said were outside Soviet control. A flow of medical supplies is badly needed, with the Soviet-backed Afghan government and the Mujahideen guerrillas still fighting one another. On the same day, Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Ali Akbar Vellayati, visited the refugee village of Nasirabagh near Peshawar. He told the Afghan refugees that Iran would continue to help the Afghan people in what he called their "struggle for freedom from Soviet aggression".