Armed assailants, reportedly wearing military uniforms, attacked Kabul University on Monday as the Afghan Special Forces endeavoring to clear the area and rescuing students.
“Attackers wearing ANDSF uniforms came fully prepared for a deadly attack, brought enough weapons. Afghan Special Forces fighting against attackers but also rescuing people. It is a complex operation.”, a senior security official told reporters.
Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, confirmed that a number of attacker have entered the university, but did not give further details.
“Unfortunately there are casualties. This crime does not go unanswered. The terrorist will be destroyed anyway,” he added.
The Ministry of Public Health, meanwhile, confirmed that 8 injured people have been transferred to hospitals.
A Kabul university student said that his classmates were killed and wounded and they have been taken as hostage.
Afghan presidential palace, High Council for National Reconciliation, NATO and others have condemned the attack.
Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for the presidential palace, strongly condemned the attack, saying that “after the disgraceful defeat of terrorists in Helmand, now; These groups are confusedly targeting academic venues”.
Abdullah Abdullah, head of HCNR condemned today’s cowardly terrorist attack on Kabul university, saying that Afghanistan will prevail over the forces of darkness.
“I strongly condemn today’s cowardly terrorist attack on Kabul University. Targeting educational institutions is a heinous crime. Students have the right to study in peace and security. I offer my sincere condolences to victims and their families. We will prevail over the forces of darkness,” he twitted.
NATO senior civilian representative Stefano Pontecorvo also condemned this tragic attack on Kabul University.
“This is the second attack on educational institutions in Kabul in 10 days. Afghan children and youth need to feel safe going to school. NATO stands firmly behind all efforts to stop violence,” he said.
First VP Amrullah Saleh accepted that these terrorist attacks take place due to intelligence failures.
“One day we will correct our intelligence failures. But the Talibs, their like-minded satanic allies in the next door won’t be ever able to wash their conscience of this stinking and non-justifiable attack on Kabul University,” he said.
However, according to reports, at least 20 people were killed inside Kabul University and at least 15 more were injured as sporadic gun-fires still can be heard from the University.
Taliban denied any involvement in attack on Kabul University.
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