Published November 24, 2012
Kabul, Afghanistan – Kabul Police say a one person is dead in a clash at Kabul University where people were marking the Shiite holy day of Ashoura.
Gen. Mohammad Zahir, director of the criminal investigation division, says police are still trying to assess why the fight that broke out Saturday afternoon, killing one student and injuring six others.
An Associated Press reporter at the scene says Shiite and Sunni students started fighting and by evening, several hundred more people joined the melee throwing stones at each other. The clash apparently was related to Ashoura, which commemorates the 7th century death of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson.
Abdul Azim Nurbakhsh, a spokesman for the Ministry of Higher Education, says university classes have been postponed for 10 days.