Afghanistan observes national mourning day for victims of terror attack

Afghanistan observes a national mourning day

Afghanistan observes national mourning day for victims of terror attack at Kabul University.

The government declared today (Tuesday) as a national mourning day to pay tribute for the victims.

Afghanistan observes national mourning day

Presidential Palace said this in a statement.

It said to hold special praying at the mosques across the country.

The country would hoist national flags half-mast at home and Afghan diplomatic missions abroad.

On Monday, at least 22 people mostly students embraced martyrdom in terror attack at Kabul University Monday.

Moreover, 22 other wounded in the attack.

Gunmen stormed the University in a brutal, hours-long assault that saw students left in pools of blood in their classrooms.

Survivors described horrific scenes following the incident that unfolded around 11am (0530 GMT) when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside the campus.

Two gunmen then started shooting, officials said, sending hundreds of students fleeing and scrambling over perimeter walls.

Meanwhile, Pakistan strongly condemned act of terror at Kabul University.
In a statement, the Foreign Office called said act of terrorism as particularly despicable because it targeted an institution of learning.
The mindless attack at Kabul University Monday resulted in loss of precious lives and injuries to many more.


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