Gunmen attack American university in Kabul, students trapped

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Gunmen have attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, trapping foreign staff and students inside. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Gunmen attack American university in Kabul, students trapped

Witnesses say the attack began at around 6.30 pm local time.

Foreign staff and students were trapped inside the university complex as suspected militants opened fire, setting off explosives as they advanced through the compound.

Afghan security forces surrounded the area, while emergency services arrived at the scene to care for the injured.

At least one student was reportedly killed, with at least fourteen others wounded.

It’s the second time this month that the university or its staff have been targeted.

Two teachers, an American and an Australian, are still missing after being abducted at gunpoint from a road nearby.

No group has claimed responsibility for this latest incident.

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