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Attack on university kills at least 19 in Afghanistan


At least 19 people were killed Y 22 wounds after several men broke into the kabul university, the largest in the country, opening fireAfghan officials and witnesses announced.

The attack ended after several hours from fighting with the security forces, according to these sources.

There were three attackers. One of them set off his explosives, and the other two were killed by the security forces, “announced Interior Ministry spokesman Tarik Arian

The Taliban claimed that they are not involved in this assault.

Several educational centers have been attacked by extremist groups such as the Islamic State (IS).

Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramerz said most of the victims are students.

Hamid Obaidi, a spokesman for the Higher Education Ministry, said the attack began when government officials arrived to open a book fair dedicated to Iran on the university campus.

The enemies of Afghanistan, the enemies of education […] they entered Kabul university, “Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian told reporters.

Security forces surrounded the area, closing all roads leading to the university, according to journalists and several witnesses.

Arian later announced the end of the fighting, leaving 19 dead and 22 wounded.

The students spoke of chaos and confusion when the shooting began.

We were in our classrooms when suddenly we heard a burst of gunfire inside the university, “said Fraidoon Ahmadi, 23.

Ahmadi said that he and several comrades were besieged for more than two hours before being rescued.

We were very scared and we thought it might be the last day of our lives. The boys and girls were praying and shouting for help, “he said.

Last week at least 24 people, mostly students, were killed in a suicide attack on an educational center in western Kabul, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS) organization.