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1 killed, 2 injured as students clash on Kabul varsity campus

15 Nov 2018 - 18:02
15 Nov 2018 - 18:02

KABUL (Pajhwok): Police detained dozens of students after one person was killed and two others wounded when two groups of students clashed on the Kabul University campus on Thursday.

Kabul police spokesman Abdul Basir Mujahid told Pajhwok Afghan News the clash first broke out between two students on their turn to get lunch food at their hostel and later other students joined the scuffle.

He said one person was killed and two others wounded in the clash, but their identities remained unknown. He said police had arrested 35 persons who were currently being interrogated at the police headquarters.

The police official said the clash came to an end at 4pm and the Higher Education Ministry had closed the hostel. The police were in control of the situation on the campus.

However, earlier a fourth-year student of the journalism faculty, Fawad Ahmad, told Pajhwok that the clash broke out between students over a discussion regarding the situation in southern Ghazni province.

He said two groups of students locked in the clash and continued to beat each other despite aerial firing by police.

Other students also confirmed the clash inside the hostel and blamed it on difference of opinion.


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