Afghanistan -American University Attack
Explosions, gunfire and screams of terror, rang through the halls of the American University of Afghanistan Wednesday. The college came under siege, as two gunmen carried out a coordinated attack. Over 700 students were on campus when the 10 hour attack began. Many students and teachers were trapped inside the buildings.
Police eventually killed both gunmen. Seven students, three policemen and two security guards were killed. Thirty people were injured.
The assault came only weeks after two professors were abducted, an American and an Australian. The men have not been recovered.
Few Americans study at the school, a senior US State Department official told CNN, but a number of Americans serve on the faculty and may be trapped inside buildings. The school is regarded as a symbol of cooperation between Afghanistan and the United States.
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