Twelve people killed in American University attack (UPDATE)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 25
07:22 (GMT+4) Twelve people, including seven students, three police and two security guards, were killed in an attack by gunmen on the American University in the Afghan capital, Kabul, police said on Thursday, Reuters reported.
Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of the Kabul police Criminal Investigation Department, told Reuters 44 people were wounded, including 35 students.
Security forces killed two suspected militants to end the attack on the compound, which began on Wednesday evening with a large explosion followed by gunfire, a police official said earlier.
20:46 (GMT+4) At least five people were injured in an attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, RIA Novosti reported citing Pajhwok agency.
20:25 (GMT+4) Gunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Aug. 24, with explosions and gunfire reported inside the campus, an Afghan interior ministry official and a student said, Reuters reported.
"Several gunmen attacked the American University in Kabul and there are reports of gunfire and explosions," the official said. "They are inside the compound and there are foreign professors along with hundreds of students."
Ahmad Shaheer, a student at the university, told Reuters by telephone that he was trapped inside the university.
"We are stuck inside our classroom and there are bursts of gunfire," he said.
The university's president confirmed a militant attack was underway on the campus, according to Sky News.
The attack comes two weeks after two university staff were kidnapped from their car by unknown gunmen, said the report. Their whereabouts are still unknown.
19:25 (GMT+4) Gunfire was heard at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Aug. 24, an Afghan interior ministry official said, Reuters reports.
There were no further details immediately available.