2020 Kabul University attack

armed terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

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

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

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 Edit

  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.