2020 Kabul University attack

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2020 Kabul University attack
Part of the November 2020 Afghanistan attacks
LocationKabul, Kabul Province, Afghanistan
Coordinates34°31′03″N 69°07′56″E / 34.517407°N 69.132309°E / 34.517407; 69.132309Coordinates: 34°31′03″N 69°07′56″E / 34.517407°N 69.132309°E / 34.517407; 69.132309
Date2 November 2020
TargetAttendees at an Iranian book fair
Attack type
Deaths35 (including three attackers)
Non-fatal injuries
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant

On 2 November 2020, three gunmen stormed the campus of Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan. They killed 32 people and wounded 50 others.[1]

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

The three gunmen were later killed during a fight with security forces.[2] The attack happened at around 11:00 AM in the morning.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claims responsibility for the attack.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gunmen storm Kabul University, killing 22, in second deadly attack on students in just over a week". Reuters. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Gunmen storm Kabul University, killing 19 and wounding 22". The Washington Post. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  3. "Attack on Kabul University in Afghanistan's capital leaves at least 19 dead". CBS News. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2020.