13 died, 7 of them students, in a militant attack on American University in Kabul, reports the local police.
Three guards, three policemen and two militants are among the victims. The attack occurred last night. First, a powerful explosion rocked the building first, then shooting started inside and outside the building.
Many students and teachers who were afraid to come out from their shelters, were blocked in classrooms.
The rescue operation lasted for 10 hours. This morning police announced its successful completion.
750 students and university employees were rescued. 35 students and 9 policemen were wounded.