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COVID-19: University Hospital curbs admissions as growing outbreak infects 34, kills one

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“We’re opening at least a dozen more beds, maybe two dozen beds, at the Victoria Hospital site to help,” Johnson said.

The health unit is recommending all patients and staff on medical floors at University Hospital be masked at all times.

Though LHSC has some employees self-isolating, it is not yet feeling a significant staffing shortage due to the outbreaks, Johnson said.

“We’re not faced with a critical staffing crunch right now, but we’re always trying to plan in case something happens,” he said.

Despite the spate of cases at University Hospital, Johnson reiterated LHSC remains a safe place for patients to seek health care.

“Hospitals have to deal with a variety of outbreaks regularly. We have lots of protocols around that. . . . We’ve taken the appropriate steps,” Johnson said. “People shouldn’t be worried about having to come to the hospital.”

The expanded outbreak declaration

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Hit-and-run kills 1, injures 1 on University of Illinois at Chicago campus in University Village; driver arrested

CHICAGO (WLS) — One person was killed and one person was injured when two pedestrians were struck by a hit-and-run driver on UIC campus Thursday morning.

Police said just before 10 p.m. two men in their mid-20s were struck by the vehicle after it did not stop at a stop sign at Roosevelt and Morgan on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.

The driver kept going north on Morgan, slamming into a tree and knocking down a light pole, then running onto the Dan Ryan Expressway on foot, later trying to get away on public transportation.

People who live and work in the area said it was an extremely unusual event.

“It’s heartbreaking. I don’t really… I’m still kind of in shock that the entire story happened,” said Matt Moy, who lives nearby. “And that multiple people are hurt and their families and friends are affected by this.”

“You

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IS Attack On Kabul University Kills 22

At least 22 people were killed when attackers stormed one of Afghanistan’s main universities on Monday, detonating a suicide bomb and spraying classrooms with bullets in a brazen hours-long assault claimed by Islamic State group.

The attack on Kabul University, which came as violence surges across Afghanistan, marked the second time in less than two weeks that an educational institution was targeted in the capital by IS extremists.

Survivors described horrific scenes after a suicide bomber struck inside the campus around 11:00 am (0530 GMT).

Afghan special forces evacuate wounded people after gunmen stormed Kabul University ahead of the opening of an Iranian book fair, firing shots and sending students fleeing. Afghan special forces evacuate wounded people after gunmen stormed Kabul University ahead of the opening of an Iranian book fair, firing shots and sending students fleeing. Photo: Afghanistan Interior Ministry

Two gunmen then opened fire, officials said, sending hundreds of students fleeing and scrambling over perimeter walls.

Fraidoon Ahmadi, a 23-year-old student, told AFP he was in a university class when gunfire broke out.

“We

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Islamic State attack on Kabul University kills 22, wounds 22

KABUL —An hours-long siege on Kabul University claimed by the Islamic State left at least 22 dead and 22 wounded Monday after two gunmen stormed the campus, took several students hostage and battled security forces for hours before the scene was cleared and all hostages were freed.

Students killed by gunmen at Afghan university

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The attack in Afghanistan’s capital began with an explosion at the gates of the university just before 11 a.m. Monday. Thousands of students fled, but a number trapped inside began posting to social media describing seeing classmates gunned down.

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“God give patience, my classmates martyred and wounded in front of my eyes, and I am taken hostage,” Qaseem Kohestani, a fourth-year student at the university’s public policy school, posted to Facebook.

A law student told The Washington Post that dozens of students and some professors were taken hostage in

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Suicide bombing at Kabul education centre kills 24, students among the victims

By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Orooj Hakimi

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul killed 24 people including teenage students and wounded dozens more on Saturday, officials said.

A Ministry of Interior spokesman, Tariq Arian, said security guards had identified a bomber who detonated explosives in the street outside the Kawsar-e Danish centre.

Most of the victims were students aged between 15 and 26, according to the health ministry. Fifty-seven were injured in the attack, the interior ministry said.

A Taliban spokesman on Twitter denied responsibility for the attack, which came at a sensitive time as teams representing the insurgents and the government meet in Qatar to seek a peace deal.

Islamic State claimed responsibility in a statement on Telegram, without providing evidence.

Family members gathered at a nearby hospital, searching for missing loved ones among bags containing the remains of those killed,

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Attack in Kabul kills 18; al-Qaida leader killed in Ghazni

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An Afghan receives treatment at hospital after suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital has risen that includes schoolchildren, the interior ministry said..

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The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including students, the interior ministry said.

Afghan security officials separately announced on Saturday that a senior al-Qaida commander had been killed in a recent operation in the country’s east.

Saturday’s explosion in the capital struck outside an education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood of western Kabul, Dasht-e-Barchi.

Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the attacker was trying to enter the center when he was stopped by security guards.

According to Arian, the casualty toll may rise further as family members of victims of the suicide

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Big suicide bombing in Kabul kills 18 at education center

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including students, the interior ministry said.

The explosion struck outside an education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood of western Kabul, Dasht-e-Barchi.

Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the attacker was trying to enter the center when he was stopped by security guards.

According to Arian, the casualty toll may rise further as family members of victims of the suicide bombing are still searching the several different hospitals where the wounded have been taken.


No group claimed immediate responsibility for the bombing. The Taliban rejected any connection with the attack.

An Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for a similar suicide attack at an education center in August 2018, in which 34 students were killed. Within Afghanistan, IS has launched large-scale attacks on minority

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Big suicide bombing in Afghanistan kills 18 at education center

By TAMEEM AKHGAR

KABUL, Afghanistan — The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including students, the interior ministry said.

The explosion struck outside an education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood of western Kabul, Dasht-e-Barchi.

Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the attacker was trying to enter the center when he was stopped by security guards.

According to Arian, the casualty toll may rise further as family members of victims of the suicide bombing are still searching the several different hospitals where the wounded have been taken.

No group claimed immediate responsibility for the bombing. The Taliban rejected any connection with the attack.

An Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for a similar suicide attack at an education center in August 2018, in which 34 students were killed. Within Afghanistan, IS has launched large-scale attacks

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Suicide bombing at Kabul education centre kills 18

By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Orooj Hakimi

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens more on Saturday, officials said.

A Ministry of Interior spokesman, Tariq Arian, cited security guards as identifying a bomber who detonated explosives in the street outside the Kawsar-e Danish educational centre.

Eighteen people were killed and 57 were injured in the attack, according to the interior ministry.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing, the group said in a statement on Telegram, without providing evidence.

A Taliban spokesman on Twitter denied responsibility for the attack, which comes at a sensitive time as teams representing the insurgents and the government meet in Qatar to seek a peace deal.

The attack took place in an area of west Kabul that is home to many from the country’s Shia community, a religious minority in

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Afghan bombing: Kabul education centre attack kills at least 18

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The education centre attacked on Saturday usually hosts hundreds of students

At least 18 people have been killed and 57 wounded in a suicide bomb attack outside an education centre in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.

The explosion at the private facility, which offers courses for students in higher education, occurred late in the afternoon, the interior ministry said.

The building in the predominantly Shia Muslim Dasht-e-Barchi area usually hosts hundreds of students.

Many have been taken to hospital. There are fears the death toll may rise.

The Islamic State group said it was behind the attack in messages posted on its social media channels, but did not provide any evidence.

Earlier, the Taliban denied involvement in the attack.

“A suicide bomber wanted to enter the education centre,” interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said in a statement, AFP news agency reports.

The spokesman added that the attacker

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