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Kabul University attack: Islamic State claims responsibility after 22 people killed in Afghanistan

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Afghan policemen keep watch near the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan November 2, 2020. © Reuters / Omar Sobhani
19 dead after gunmen storm university campus in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul

President Ashraf Ghani branded the violence an attack on “the honor, advancement, and bright future of Afghanistan,” and the Afghan government has declared Tuesday a national day of mourning.

Local media reports said there had been an explosion and gunfire at a book fair at the university, which had been attended by Afghan and Iranian officials, including the Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan. Footage showed students being evacuated from the campus, and people could be seen running, to the backdrop of loud bangs.

One student, Fathullah Moradi, who escaped through the university’s gates, told Reuters: “They were shooting at every student they saw.” 

Islamic State also claimed responsibility for a bomb attack at a Kabul education center just over a week ago that killed 24 people. 

Bloodshed has continued in the country, despite recent peace talks between the Taliban and the government, with the UN envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, warning of “near-record violence.”

On Monday, in a separate incident, a vehicle struck a roadside mine in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, killing at least seven people.

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