One insurgent killed so far in ongoing Kabul University siege

Police said early Monday afternoon that so far at least one insurgent has been killed in the Kabul University attack.

The siege, which has been ongoing for at least two hours, started just after 11am when insurgents detonated explosives at the entrance of the university. An unknown number of them then stormed the facility and have reportedly been holed up in the Law Faculty.

Within half an hour the Taliban distanced itself from the attack and said it was not involved.

Photos and videos were soon posted on social media and showed how frantic students climbed over the university’s boundary walls in a desperate bid to escape the shooting spree.

Afghan Special Forces were also seen assisting the wounded to waiting ambulances.

Health officials said at 1.30pm that so far eight wounded civilians had been taken to hospital.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.