The Government of Afghanistan does not believe in the innocence of the Taliban and accused them of being the real authors of Monday’s assault on Kabul University, which left 35 students dead and dozens injured.
The operation was claimed by the Afghan arm of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), but the first vice president, Amrulá Salé, assured that it was a “false” claim, according to the Tolo channel.
In a meeting with security officials, Salé revealed that the jihadists who appeared in the video released by IS are not the ones who attacked the university and revealed that the Police found a Taliban flag – it is white, not black like that of EI- and a graffiti on the walls that read “Long live the Emirate.”
The insurgent spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, immediately denied these accusations and insisted that they had nothing to do with it , the same message he transmitted the day before.
Last Mondays raid whose responsibility the insurgents reject ended with the death of 35 students and dozens of wounded
After reaching a ceasefire agreement with the United States, in exchange for the withdrawal of its troops from the country, the Taliban are immersed in a negotiation with the Kabul government in Doha.
Mujahid blamed “evil elements who fled after the defeats in Nangarhar and Jowzjan provinces”, places where the two Islamist groups are fighting for hegemony .
The government’s accusations provoked the reaction of insurgency figures such as Anas Haqqani, younger brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani, leader of the dreaded Haqqani Network, who announced on Twitter his willingness to collaborate in the “arrest of those responsible for these inhuman attacks.” .
The level of infiltration in groups such as the IS is so strong that it is possible to know the name of the perpetrators of this assault on the university, but it is impossible to know with certainty who ordered an operation that further destabilizes the fragile dialogue between Afghans .
Kabul experienced an official day of mourning, dedicated to the funerals of the victims. A group of students gathered in front of the university with banners reading slogans such as “ Stop killing us! “And they read a statement calling for a serious investigation into the assault, the depoliticization of education, and a monument to be erected on campus in memory of the victims.
Human rights activists like Zarifa Ghafari joined a campaign on social media calling for an end to negotiations with the Taliban. “They say the attack was not Taliban, who are they kidding?
Unfortunately for them we know the game very well, the directors and actors are the same, only the color of the flag changes, which is white (Taliban) or black (EI) depending on what is of interest at all times, “he wrote in his says Ghafari, who at 28 is also one of the few women in the country to hold a mayor’s office. This campaign also reached the walls of the university with posters calling for a boycott of dialogue with the insurgency.