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Kabul University attack: Nineteen dead, more wounded after gunmen storm Afghan campus

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Nineteen people have been killed by gunmen who stormed Kabul University before engaging security forces in an hours-long battle on Monday.

A spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry said the attack was eventually stopped when three gunmen were killed.

At least 22 people were wounded, the interior ministry said.

The attack began around the time government officials were expected to arrive at the campus for the opening of an Iranian book fair.

The Taliban denied involvement and condemned the attack. The Islamic State group has targeted education centres in Afghanistan in recent years, including an attack last month an attack outside a tuition centre in Kabul that left 24 people dead. The group also claimed responsibility for a 2018 attack in front of Kabul University in which dozens were killed.

Video footage from the unviersity campus on Monday showed students running away from the site with the sound of gunfire in the background. Some scaled walls in an effort to escape. Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said one of the attackers detonated explosives.

Violence in Afghanistan has worsened in recent months even as the Taliban conduct peace talks with the government in Doha, Qatar.

A senior UN official told the BBC last week that al-Qaeda was still “heavily embedded” within the Taliban, despite assurances from Taliban officials to the US that it would sever ties with the terror group.

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