Commander of Third District and 12 Police Officers Reported to Military Prosecutor’s Office in Connection with Attack on Kabul University

8 Subh, Kabul: The Kabul Police Command announced that 13 police officers, including the head of Kabul’s third security district, have been arrested in connection with the attack on Kabul University and have been reported to the military prosecutor’s office.

Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz told 8 Subh on Wednesday, November 4, that the people reported to the military prosecutor’s office include the Commander of the Third District, the Criminal Director and the Commander of the Kabul University Security Unit.

Faramarz added that a case was filed against these individuals at the military prosecutor’s office for further investigation on suspicion of negligence in securing Kabul University.

Interior Ministry spokesperson, Tariq Arian, also tweeted: “13 members of the Kabul Third Security District Police Department, who were in charge of security at Kabul University, were arrested for negligence in implementing the security plan and reported to the prosecutor’s office.”

The attack on Kabul University took place on November 2. This attack, which lasted five hours, resulted in 22 deaths and 27 injured.

Although ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, the government has blamed the Taliban for it, but the group has denied involvement. Amrullah Saleh, the first vice president, said there was ample evidence to support the Taliban’s role in the attack.

The attack on Kabul University, Afghanistan’s largest educational center, provoked widespread reactions, and about 50 countries and the international community at large have condemned the attack.

On the day after the attack, the government declared Tuesday a day of national mourning.

Kabul University resumed operations two days after the attack, and students and professors returned to their classrooms.