Assault on Kabul University kills at least 13
At least 13 people were killed and dozens wounded in an overnight assault on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul.
A spokesman for the Kabul police, Abdul Basir Mujahid, said two gunmen had made it past the university’s tight security after another assailant, a suicide bomber, detonated explosives in a vehicle to clear an entrance.
Two attackers were also shot dead by security forces nearly 10 hours after the assault began with an explosion on Wednesday evening. No group has said it carried out the attack yet.
The victims also included three police and three guards. Thirty-five students and nine police were injured and about 750 students and staff were rescued, Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi told the BBC.