Militant attack on American University in Kabul
14:54, 25 August 2016

Militant attack on American University in Kabul

13 died, 44 wounded, 750 students rescued by police

14:54, 25 August 2016

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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.

Related: A car exploded near the US embassy in Kabul

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.

Related: Terrorist attack in Kabul: death toll rose to 80

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