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PublishDate: Sunday, November 15, 2020 13:47

Afghanistan: Mastermind behind Kabul University attack arrested

Afghan forces have detained the person behind a terror attack on Kabul University, officials have said. The suspect allegedly studied at the university before being recruited by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network.

Afghan forces have the "mastermind" behind a brutal attack at Kabul University earlier this month, Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Saturday.
 
Three gunman stormed the university's campus in broad daylight on November 2, spraying bullets into classrooms.  At least 22 people were killed and 27 more injured before Afghan forces fatally shot the attackers.
The assault came just days after 24 people were killed in a suicide bomber attack at the -e Danish Education Center in the Afghan capital. 
 
The so-called "Islamic State" claimed responsibility for both attacks, though top Afghan officials blamed the university attack on the Taliban.
 
The country's  National Directorate of Security (NDS) said that special forces arrested the "main mastermind" behind both attacks, identified Mohammad Adel, in a targeted operation in Kabul.

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