A group of Iranian students gathered in Tehran to express their solidarity with the victims of the Kabul University attack. They also held a vigil for the victims on Friday.
The students put together Afghan and Iranian flags and raised the slogans of solidarity for the victims of the deadly attack that left 22 people dead and dozens wounded.
Meanwhile, the Tehran municipality lightened the Azadi Tower with the Afghan flag to show their solidarity with victims of the Kabul University attack.
Kabul University Attack
It a warm fall day and Kabul University, the country’s biggest higher education center, was packed with thousands of students when two attackers entered the campus from the northern gate of the compound. Their first target was a guard at a training center at the Law Faculty that was built in recent years.
TOLOnews correspondent Sharif Amiry visited the university as one of the first journalists who could enter the campus the next morning after the deadly attack. A two-story was their primary target.
The attackers did not engage in any fight after they entered the northern gate of the university. They entered the first floor shortly after they killed the security guard of the training center—that is in a white-colored building.
Security officials said two of the attackers were deployed at the same building. Each classroom housed more than a dozen students as officials described.
“Our students were on holiday,” said Mohammad Wasil Sharafat, a law professor, adding that the students were from the Public Administration Faculty that has been newly established and were given two classrooms at the Law Faculty building to study there.
Sharafat said the Public Administration students were meeting their lecturers to get more scores as they believed they haven’t been served justice in their exam papers by professors.
In total, 18 students, 16 students from the Public Administration Faculty and two of them from the Law Faculty, lost their lives in the attack. Some tried to jump out of the class from the second floor, some tried to hide under desks, and some went to the corner of the class to hide and to survive as two survivors described.