Gunfire erupts at Kabul University as police encompass campus

Gunfire erupted at Kabul University within the Afghan capital early Monday. At least six folks have been wounded, Public Health Ministry spokesman Akmal Samsor stated.

Afghan police arrive on the website of an assault at Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Gunfire erupted on the college within the Afghan capital early Monday and police have surrounded the sprawling campus, authorities stated. (Photo: AP)

Gunfire erupted at Kabul University within the Afghan capital early Monday and police have surrounded the sprawling campus reportedly internet hosting a joint Afghan-Iranian bookfair, authorities stated.

At least six folks have been wounded, Public Health Ministry spokesman Akmal Samsor stated. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian stated the gunfire was ongoing.

Afghan media reported a e-book exhibition was being held on the college and attended by various dignitaries on the time of the capturing.

While Afghan officers declined to debate the bookfair, Iran’s semiofficial ISNA information company reported Sunday that Iranian Ambassador Bahador Aminian and cultural attaché Mojtaba Noroozi had been scheduled to inaugurate the honest, which might host some 40 Iranian publishers.

University professor Zabiullah Haidari instructed native TV station Ariana that courses had been underway when the capturing started. University officers and safety personnel had been escorting college students off campus, Haidari stated.

Security forces blocked off roads resulting in the campus as frantic households tried to succeed in their youngsters on the college.

No group instantly took duty for the continued assault although the Taliban issued a press release saying they weren’t concerned.

Last 12 months, a bomb outdoors of the Kabul University campus’ gates killed eight folks. In 2016, gunmen attacked the American University in Kabul, killing 13.

Last month, the Islamic State group despatched a suicide bomber into an training heart within the capital’s Shiite dominated neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi, killing 24 college students and injuring greater than 100. The Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan has declared warfare on Afghanistan’s minority Shiite Muslims and have staged dozens of assaults since rising in 2014.

Violence has been relentless in Afghanistan even because the Taliban and a government-appointed negotiation workforce focus on a peace settlement to finish greater than 4 many years of warfare within the nation. The talks in Qatar have been painfully gradual and regardless of repeated calls for for a discount in violence, the chaos has continued unabated.

A U.S. cope with the Taliban in February set the stage for peace talks at present underway in Doha. The deal additionally permits for the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan.

Meanwhile Monday, a automobile hit a roadside mine within the nation’s southern Helmand province, killing no less than seven civilians, most of them ladies and kids, provincial governor spokesman Omer Zwak stated.

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