Afghan forces capture ‘mastermind’ of Kabul University attack

Afghan forces captured the “mastermind” of a brutal attack on Kabul University when fighters stormed classrooms and killed dozens of students earlier this month.

At least 22 people were killed and another 27 wounded when three gunmen rampaged through the university on November 2, spraying classrooms with bullets for several hours.

Afghan forces captured the “mastermind” of a brutal attack on Kabul University when fighters stormed classrooms and killed dozens of students earlier this month.

At least 22 people were killed and another 27 wounded when three gunmen rampaged through the university on November 2, spraying classrooms with bullets for several hours.

Haqqani network

Adil hailed from the province of Panjshir but his family lived on the outskirts of Kabul. “Adil had been missing for three years amid rumours that he had gone to receive training in war and fighting,” Saleh said.

During his questioning, Adil revealed he had received weapons from the Haqqani network to carry out the attack, Saleh added.

The shadowy Haqqani network, an affiliate of the Taliban, has long been accused of carrying out assaults on Western military forces and civilians and has been branded a “terrorist” group by the United States.

Saleh and other top officials initially blamed the Taliban for the university attack, but the armed group denied involvement.

The attack was claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) armed group. Days before the university assault, ISIL claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing near an educational centre in a western district of Kabul that killed 24 people.

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