The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul is under attack. This is a developing story. Details will be updated.
Explosions and gunfire rang out at American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday in what a police commander described as “a complex attack.”
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Reporters in the area said students and teachers took cover in classrooms as police and special forces surrounded the campus.
#AFG A police CDR Kabul's rapid reaction force "We're dealing with a complex attack inside the American university.Special forces en route".
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“I heard an explosion and some gunshots, but the attack is finished,” a woman on campus who asked not to be identified told Fox News by telephone.
The numbers of people dead or injured were unclear, but ambulances reportedly raced victims to a nearby hospital.
The university’s president, Mark English, tells The Associated Press, “we are trying to assess the situation.” Police spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said investigators believed there was just one attacker.