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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Gunmen Storm Kabul University, Casualties Feared

The Afghan government reported that three gunmen stormed the Kabul University while witnesses reported hearing sounds of sporadic gunfire and explosions.

The Afghan government reported that three gunmen stormed the Kabul University while witnesses reported hearing sounds of sporadic gunfire and explosions. 

Public Health Ministry spokesman Akmal Samsor reported that at least six people have been wounded so far while security forces are still securing the area.

“The enemies of Afghanistan, the enemies of education… have entered Kabul University. The security forces are in the area trying to control the situation. They are advancing carefully to prevent any harm to the students,” announced Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian.

Home Ministry spokesman Tithi Arin explained that  there is no clear information about the attackers at the moment and that is no further information regarding the motive for the attack. 

TOLO News posted footage on Twitter showing the vacant area around the university while gunshots are erupting in the distance. 

The Taliban denied that their fighters were involved in the assault while security forces are still fighting with the gunmen. 

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