A number of youth, students, civil society activists and residents of Herat, in reaction to the bloody attack on Kabul University, called for the cancellation of peace talks in Doha, Qatar and the punishment of the perpetrators of this deadly incident.
They condemned the attack on students and academic centers at a protest rally in front of the Herat governor’s provincial building.
Students of Herat State University and students at the private higher education institutions in the city have expressed concern about the security of science and education centers following the gun attack on Kabul University, and called for immediate action to contain threats against educational institutions.
The assault on Monday started after two attackers entered the university’s training centre – located at the two-storey Law Faculty building – throwing grenades and firing bullets in classrooms.
The Taliban denied involvement as a local offshoot of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group took responsibility for the mayhem — which included a pair of attacks that took the lives of dozens of students.
On October 24, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the entrance of a tutoring center in Dasht-e Barchi, an area in Kabul mostly populated by the Shi’ite Hazara minority. At least 24 people — mostly students — were killed and more than 50 were wounded.