12 Killed, 30 Wounded in Attack on American University in Kabul

Kabul, – At least 12 people were killed and 44 others were wounded, including 35 students, after a group of militants launched a coordinated attack on the American University in Kabul this evening.

Kabul police chief Genn. Abdul Rahman Rahimi said a security guard of the university was among those killed and the security forces managed to rescue about 700 students, according to (Khaama Press).

According to Gen. Rahimi one of the foreign lecturers of the university was also among those wounded. The public health officials earlier said one student was killed in the attack and 14 others were wounded.

The attack was launched after the militants detonated a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) near the university compound with the remaining militants starting gun attack. No group including the Taliban insurgents has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

This comes as two teachers, an American and an Australian, remain missing after being abducted at gunpoint from a road nearby earlier this month. According to security sources, the attack ended this morning and the three attackers were killed.

Source: Qatar News Agency