Gunmen struck Kabul University’s campus on Monday, killing at least 19 people, trading fire with security forces and injuring more than 20 others, according to the country’s Interior Ministry.
In the melee, three attackers were also killed, Interior Ministry spokesperson Tariq Arian said, adding that the incident was now over.
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Earlier Monday, Arian said that multiple attackers had entered the campus and were fighting with security forces.
First Vice President Amrullah Saleh appeared to blame the attack on the Taliban, despite the militant group denying that their fighters were involved in the assault.
“The Talibs … won’t be ever able to wash their conscience of this stinking and non-justifiable attack on Kbul uni,” Saleh tweeted.
Witnesses said students