Scores feared killed as gunmen storm Kabul University in Afghanistan

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At least 22 people have been killed by gunmen who stormed Kabul University before engaging security forces in an hours-long battle.

A spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry said the attack was eventually stopped when three gunmen were killed.

A regional Islamic State group claimed responsibility in a statement.

The attack began shortly before the expected arrival of government officials for an Iranian book fair and continued for several hours.

A further 22 people were wounded by the attackers.