Afghanistan: Seven students among 13 dead in Kabul university attack



    Afghanistan: Seven students among 13 dead in Kabul university attack

    Aug. 25, Kabul: Thirteen people, including seven students, died in an attack by gunmen on the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul, according to police. 

    Reports said that two attackers were also shot dead by security forces nearly 10 hours after the assault began with an explosion on Wednesday evening.

    Students and staff were trapped inside the university during the attack, which police said was now over. The victims also included three police and three guards. Thirty-five students and nine police were injured and about 750 students and staff were rescued, Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi told the BBC.

    Police had described the attack, which began at about 19:00 local time (14:30 GMT), as "complex". Special forces were on the scene along with American military advisers, BBC reported.

    No group has so far claimed responsibility.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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