Police officers must be released, says Saleh

Afghanistan’s first vice president, Amrullah Saleh, today, Thursday, November 05, said that he has ordered “honorable” release of 13 police officers, who were arrested over duty negligence in ensuring the security of Kabul University.

On Monday, gunmen stormed campus of Kabul University and started shooting which ended after six hours, leaving 22 people, including students and a professor, killed, and dozens of others badly wounded.

Investigation is underway on Kabul University attack, Mr. Saleh said.

On November 02, as many as 13 police officers, including police chief and head of police intelligence department of PD3, and head of the security department of the Kabul University, were arrested and referred to a military court over the Kabul University attack, according to a security official.

Though the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, top Afghan officials blamed the Taliban for it. But the militants have denied any involvement in the attack.

A deadly violence intensifies in Afghanistan despite the Afghan government and the Taliban representatives have been meeting in Doha to broker a power sharing deal and end the nearly 20 years of war in Afghanistan.