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UN chief condemns attack at Kabul University in Afghanistan
update:November 03,2020
UNITED NATIONS, Nov.3,2020 -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday strongly condemned an attack by militants at Kabul University in Afghanistan, said his deputy spokesman.
This appalling attack, the second in 10 days on a school facility in Kabul, is also an assault on the human right to education, said Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesman, in a statement.
The secretary-general expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to those injured. He reiterated that those responsible must be held accountable, said the statement.
The United Nations stands by the people and government of Afghanistan in support of their long-held aspirations for peace, it said.
A group of militants stormed Kabul University on Monday morning after detonating explosive devices. They entered the university campus and began shooting, killing at least 19 people and wounding 22 others, said an Afghan government spokesman.
Three attackers were also killed in an exchange of fire. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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