Attack on Kabul University; Human Rights Commission Calls for “Serious and Effective Response” from International Community

8 Subh, Kabul: The Independent Human Rights Commission called the attack on Kabul University a “full-fledged war crime”, and called on the international community to mount a serious and effective response to these attacks.

Armed assailants attacked Kabul University at 11:00 a.m. just before noon on Monday, November 2, an attack which lasted six hours.

According to Interior Ministry spokesperson, Tariq Arian, 19 people were killed and 22 others were injured in the attack.

The AIHRC said that the attack on Kabul University was a clear violation of the principles and rules of International Humanitarian Law and a full-fledged war crime. The Commission said that the attack on Kabul University was a continuation of a “criminal terrorist attack” on other educational institutions, including the Kawsar Danish Educational Center.

At least 25 people were killed in an attack on the Kawsar Danish training center on October 24.

The Independent Human Rights Commission expressed grave concern about the increase in attacks on educational institutions, in violation of all national and international rules and norms. The AIHRC called on the government to make every effort to increase security and intelligence efforts to prevent further attacks on educational institutions and facilities.