Terrorist attack at the book fair at Kabul University, killing 25 people, injuring many

The terrorists attacked the book fair at Kabul University on Monday. At least 25 people were killed and several injured in the one-hour fire. The attack is said to have taken place after the Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan attended the mass.

According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, three armed men indiscriminately opened fire on the students after entering the book fair at Kabul University. However, the Taliban issued a statement denying that they participated in the attack.

Ahmed Samim, a university student, told reporters that the terrorists fired on the school. He said the attack took place on the east side of the university, where students from the law and journalism faculty were studying. Afghan media reported that the university was hosting a book exhibition and that many dignitaries were present at the time of the shooting.

While Afghan officials refused to discuss the Pushtaq fair, Iran’s paramilitary news agency ISNA reported on Sunday that Iranian ambassador Bahadur Aminian and cultural attaché Mojtaba Noroozi were due to open the fair, which will host 40 Irani publishers. Iranian state television reported the attack but did not provide any information about its officials.

Neither group took responsibility for the attack, although the Taliban issued a statement that they were not involved. However, the suspicion is immediately directed to the Islamic state group. Last month, the Islamic state group carried out a suicide attack in an education center in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood of the capital, killing 24 students and injuring more than 100.