American University of Afghanistan reportedly under attack


Explosions and gunfire rang out at American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday in what a police commander described as “a complex attack.”

Reporters in the area said students and teachers were sheltering in place as police and special forces surrounded the campus. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

AP photographer Massoud Hossaini tweeted: “Help we are stuck inside AUAF and shooting flollowed by Explo this maybe my last tweets”

The university was established a decade ago, and claims an estimated 1,700 students are enrolled there.

Two of its professors, an American and an Australian, were kidnapped at gunpoint in the capital, Kabul, by men in military uniforms as they traveled between the campus and their home in Kabul on August 7.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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