Not less than 22 folks have been killed when three gunmen rampaged by way of the college on November 2.
Afghan forces captured the “mastermind” of a brutal assault on Kabul College when fighters stormed lecture rooms and killed dozens of scholars earlier this month.
Not less than 22 folks have been killed and one other 27 wounded when three gunmen rampaged by way of the college on November 2, spraying lecture rooms with bullets for a number of hours.
The brazen daylight assault got here amid surging violence throughout the nation that has solely worsened in latest months regardless of the federal government holding peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar.
“The mastermind behind Kabul College assault has been arrested,” Vice President Amrullah Saleh introduced on his Fb web page on Saturday.
The assault, which ended after the three attackers have been killed, was deliberate by a person referred to as Adil, Saleh mentioned.
Adil was recruited by the Haqqani community, Saleh mentioned, giving just one title of the arrested man.
“The assault was carried out to strain, defame and make the federal government look weak in entrance of the folks,” he mentioned.
Adil hailed from the province of Panjshir however his household lived on the outskirts of Kabul. “Adil had been lacking for 3 years amid rumours that he had gone to obtain coaching in struggle and preventing,” Saleh mentioned.
Throughout his questioning, Adil revealed he had obtained weapons from the Haqqani community to hold out the assault, Saleh added.
The shadowy Haqqani community, an affiliate of the Taliban, has lengthy been accused of finishing up assaults on Western army forces and civilians and has been branded a “terrorist” group by america.
Saleh and different prime officers initially blamed the Taliban for the college assault, however the armed group denied involvement.
The assault was claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) armed group. Days earlier than the college assault, ISIL claimed accountability for a lethal suicide bombing close to an academic centre in a western district of Kabul that killed 24 folks.