Aug 24, 11:51 AM EDT

Attack underway at American University in Afghan capital

AP Photo
AP Photo/Rahmat Gul

Latest News
Attack underway at American University in Afghan capital

Pakistan-Afghanistan border remains close for 4th day

After years of war, Afghans wary to talk of mental health

Afghan family excited their son released from Guantanamo

Breakaway Taliban faction names new leader in Afghanistan

Multimedia
US troops spending Christmas

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The president of the American University in the Afghan capital says a militant attack is underway on the campus.

Mark English tells The Associated Press that security forces are on the scene after Wednesday's attack and that "we are trying to assess the situation."

Witnesses say they heard explosions and automatic gunfire. It was not immediately clear if anyone was wounded.

Police spokesman Sediq Sediqqi says police and intelligence agency personnel are at the campus, on the western outskirts of Kabul. He says police believe there is just one assailant.

The attack comes two weeks after two university staff were kidnapped from their car by unknown gunmen. Their whereabouts are still unknown.

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Visit zip2save.com for all your favorite circulars & coupons!
Search Wicked Local Businesses
Search for: 
In City or Town: 

Top Ads


Site Services
Subscribe
E-edition
Contact Us
Market Place
Classifieds
Jobs
Cars
Read Estate
Shopping
Coupons
Sports
Pro
Youth
College
Intramural
Outdoors
Lifestyle
Home & Garden
Food
Health
Movies
Music