Gunmen Kill at Least 19 in Attack on Kabul University

November 3, 2020

Gunmen killed at least 19 people and wounded at least 22 people, most of them students, in an attack at Kabul University in Afghanistan’s capital Monday, the Associated Press reported.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. An Interior Ministry spokesman said there were three attackers, all of whom were killed in the gunfight.

The attack was the second involving a Kabul educational institution within two weeks. At least 24 students died and more than 100 were wounded in an Oct. 24 attack on a tutoring center, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility.

Afghanistan’s universities have been targeted for attacks before. Eight people were killed in a 2019 bomb attack outside the gates of Kabul University. An attack on the American University of Afghanistan in 2016 killed 15 people.

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