Explosion and Gunfire Erupt at American University in Kabul

August 24, 2016 9:08 PM

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Explosion and Gunfire Erupt at American University in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan — The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul came under attack by bomb and gunfire on Wednesday night, in a siege that stretched for hours as pockets of people trapped on campus tried to escape.

The Afghan Health Ministry said that a security guard was killed in the attack and that at least 26 people had been wounded. But near midnight, though the sounds of gunfire had ebbed, there were still occasional outbursts, and officials said they were still unsure how many attackers might still be a...

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