National Security Council meeting reviews details of terrorist attack on American University of Afghanistan

National Security Council meeting reviews details of terrorist attack on American University of Afghanistan

ARG, Kabul: An extraordinary session of the National Security Council reviewed this morning in Arg, details of the terrorist attack last night on the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

Based on the recent information, one professor, seven students, two security guards of the university and three personnel of the National Security and Defense Forces were martyred while nine policemen and 36 students and staff of the university were injured.

The Council decided that all available resources will be used to assist families of the martyrs and treat the injured, and the needed resources will be provided for urgent reconstruction and rehabilitation of the university.

Evaluation of evidence and findings from traces of the attack by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) show that it was organized and orchestrated from the other side of the Durand Line. Further investigation of the attack is ongoing.

In the meeting and presence of the National Security Council members, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke by phone with General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, and asked for serious and practical measures against the terrorists, organizing the attack. General Sharif promised that Pakistan will evaluate the case and brief Afghanistan on the taken measures.

The National Security Council, commending the conduct, patience and heroism of the National Security and Defense Forces, concluded that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will take all measures to track down and bring to justice those behind the attack.