10 Taliban arrested in schoolgirl acid attack

10 Taliban militants allegedly involved in an acid attack this month against 15 girls and teachers have been arrested, an Afghan governor said Tuesday. Kandahar Gov. Rahmatullah Raufi said that "several" of the suspects had confessed to taking part in the attack. He declined to say exactly how many confessed. Raufi said that high-ranking Taliban fighters paid the 10 a total of $2,000 to carry out the attack. The attackers squirted the acid from water bottles onto three groups of students and teachers walking to school in Kandahar city on Nov. 12. Kandahar is the spiritual birthplace of the Taliban and is one of Afghanistan's most conservative regions. Several girls suffered burns to the face and were hospitalized.