Terror strikes American University of Afghanistan

Gunfire and explosions leave at least 1 dead, 14 wounded in university opened following defeat of Taliban after 2001.

David Rosenberg,

Afghani policeman stands guard outside of American University following terror attack
Afghani policeman stands guard outside of American University following terror attack
Reuters

Terrorists struck at the American University of Afghanistan Wednesday night, setting off explosive devices and shooting with small arms in Afghani capital of Kabul.

At least one person has been killed and another 14 wounded in the attack.

Witnesses reported that professors and students had fled to safe zones or were holed up in classrooms as Afghani special forces sealed off the campus.

While it is unclear which terror organization is behind the assault, a number of groups including the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and Haqqani network all operate in the war-torn country.

This is not the first incident of terror the school has endured, though it is the first direct assault on the campus itself.

Earlier this month, two university employees were kidnapped. In 2014, two employees were killed in a bombing of a nearby restaurant popular with foreign nationals.




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