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Afghan forces capture ‘mastermind’ of Kabul University attack

Afghan forces captured the “mastermind” of a brutal attack on Kabul University when fighters stormed classrooms and killed dozens of students earlier this month.



a person sitting in front of a window: An Afghan journalist films inside a class after the university attack in Kabul [Mohammad Ismail/Reuters]


© An Afghan journalist films inside a class after the university attack in Kabul [Mohammad Ismail/Reut…
An Afghan journalist films inside a class after the university attack in Kabul [Mohammad Ismail/Reuters]

At least 22 people were killed and another 27 wounded when three gunmen rampaged through the university on November 2, spraying classrooms with bullets for several hours.

The brazen daylight assault came amid surging violence across the country that has only worsened in recent months despite the government holding peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar.

“The mastermind behind Kabul University attack has been arrested,” Vice President Amrullah Saleh announced on his Facebook page on Saturday.

The assault, which ended after the three attackers were killed, was planned by a man called Adil, Saleh

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Afghanistan Accuses Haqqani of Backing Kabul University Attack

(Bloomberg) — Afghanistan arrested a man it claims was the mastermind behind the attack on the country’s largest university, which killed as many as 22 students.

The suspect had been an undergraduate student in the Islamic law faculty of the university, the country’s Vice President Amrullah Saleh said in a statement on Facebook on Saturday. He had left his studies to join the Haqqani militant group and later planned the attack under the command of an experienced member of the insurgents, Saleh said.

Gunmen Stage Attack on Kabul University, Killing at Least 22

Three gunmen armed with grenades and suicide vests entered the university’s halls and classrooms on Nov. 2, wounding dozens. They were shot dead after a standoff with special forces that lasted for more than six hours.

The attacker’s motivation was to “undermine and defame the government and to make it look weak and ineffective in the

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Afghan forces capture ‘mastermind’ of Kabul university attack

Afghan forces have captured the “mastermind” of a brutal attack on Kabul University when militants stormed classrooms and gunned down dozens of students earlier this month, a top official said Saturday.

At least 22 people were killed and another 27 wounded when three gunmen rampaged through the university on November 2, spraying classrooms with bullets for several hours.

The brazen daylight assault came amid surging violence across the country that has only worsened in recent months despite the government holding peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar.

“The mastermind behind Kabul University attack has been arrested,” Vice President Amrullah Saleh announced on his Facebook page.

The attack, which had ended after the three attackers were killed in fighting, was planned by a militant called Adil, Saleh said.

Adil was recruited by the Haqqani network, Saleh said giving only one name of the arrested man.

“The attack was carried out to

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Afghan peace talks suspends after Kabul University attack

(MENAFN – Afghanistan Times) AT News

KABUL: The intra-Afghan negotiations were temporarily stopped amid some developments in Kabul and Washington. The Kabul University came under terrorist attack on Monday that killed more than 20 students. One day after the attack, the US presidential elections began. These two major events caused a delay in the peace negotiations between Afghanistan and Taliban delegations.

The peace negotiations have been underway in the Persian Gulf’s Arab state of Qatar now for 56 days, but nothing hopeful has been yet gained.

Taliban denied reports over having hands in the Kabul University attack, but the government of Afghanistan also blames the attack on the militant group.

The US elections is another cause that paused the intra-Afghan talks as the presidential race has attracted the world attention.

Some political analysts believe that the new government in Washington would stop Afghan peace process, while others say that some

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Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack at Kabul University

Photo taken on Nov. 3, 2020 shows a damaged classroom after a deadly terrorist attack at Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Rahmatullah Alizadah)

 
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned the terrorist attack that took place at Kabul University in Afghanistan and killed at least 22 people.

The members of the Security Council, through a press statement, condemned “in the strongest terms the atrocious and cowardly terrorist attack” that took place at the university on Nov. 2.

The attack, which was claimed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), resulted in at least 22 people killed, including university students, and dozens of students wounded.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the government of Afghanistan, and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.

They expressed their grave concern

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At Least 19 People Are Killed In Attack On Kabul University

Updated at 1:55 p.m. ET

Gunmen disguised as policemen stormed Kabul University in the Afghan capital in an hours-long assault on Monday, killing at least 19 people and wounding 22 more, including students who jumped out of windows to flee the attackers. It is the second attack on a learning center in Kabul in recent days, and comes amid a spike in violence across the country.

The assault coincided with a book fair that attracted senior Afghan and Iranian officials to the sprawling campus, including Iranian Ambassador Bahador Aminian. It was not immediately clear whether any of the officials were killed or wounded.

But it seems students were targeted in the well-coordinated attack. A 22-year-old public administration student said she heard a deafening blast. Then, “I saw with my own eyes, there were a lot of attackers in police uniforms,” said Nilofer Farahmand.

She says the assailants rushed to the

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Death toll from Kabul University attack reaches 35



Iran Press TV

Iran Press TV

Tuesday, 03 November 2020 2:02 PM

The death toll from an assault on Kabul University in the Afghan capital has risen to 35 people, most of them students.

Two government sources told Reuters on Tuesday that around 50 people had also been wounded in the Monday attack, which ended after hours of fighting between the assailants and security forces.

Earlier on Monday, the Taliban militant group denied involvement in the attack. A Taliban spokesman who goes by the name Zabihullah Mujahid blamed the assault on the Daesh terrorist group.

But Afghanistan’s first Vice President Amrullah Saleh blamed the Taliban and their alleged supporters in Pakistan, while acknowledging an intelligence failure.

“The Talibs, [and] their like-minded satanic allies… next door, won’t be ever able to wash their conscience of this stinking & non justifiable attack on Kbul uni,” Saleh said on Twitter.

Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry also denounced the

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Kabul University slaughter – Newspaper

WHILE hopes remain that violence in Afghanistan will one day come to an end, specifically if the government, the Afghan Taliban and other major stakeholders reach a peace agreement, civilians in that unfortunate country continue to pay a high price due to the lawlessness. On Monday, a massacre occurred at Kabul University, in which at least 22 people lost their lives. The militant Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the atrocity saying two of its fighters carried out the assault, apparently to target an Afghan government ceremony at the varsity. Late last month, IS carried out a similar massacre, targeting an education centre in a Shia-majority area of Kabul. In that attack, at least 24 lives were snuffed out, many of them young students hoping to build a better future.

While these attacks rightfully attract revulsion, they are par for the course where IS’s deadly strategy and tactics are

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Gunmen kill 19 in Kabul University attack

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.

Security personnel stand guard outside the Kabul University, Afghanistan on Nov. 2.Wakil Kohsar / AFP – Getty Images

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

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‘Act of terror’: At least 22 killed in Kabul University attack | Asia

At least 22 people were killed and 22 other wounded when gunmen stormed Kabul University in a brutal, hours-long assault that saw students left in pools of blood in their classrooms.

The attack in Afghanistan’s capital on Monday, claimed by the the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL, ISIS) group, came as violence surged across the country.

It was also the second time in less than two weeks that an educational institution was targeted in the capital.

On Tuesday, the country’s first Vice President Amrullah Saleh pointed finger of blame on the Taliban, which rejected his claims.

Saleh told local media that there are many evidences to prove his claim, but Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said it was an attempt by Saleh to defame the armed group, which signed an agreement with the US in February.

Survivors described horrific scenes following the incident that unfolded around 11am (0530 GMT)

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