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People Killed as Militants Raid Kabul’s American University

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Militants stormed in the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul and killed people. Explosions and gunfire attack began on Wednesday. It is also said by sources that Number of students and lecturers were wounded with more than 7 students were declared dead. No group comes in front to claim the responsibility of the assault. The attack began when the university is packed with students.

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Hundreds of students were rescued during the overnight operation, many of whom tweeted desperate messages for help, with some using classroom furniture to barricade the doors. Among them was Associated Press photojournalist Massoud Hossaini, who was said to be wounded and later managed to escape with some fellow students. It was apparently the first reported abduction related to a private university in Afghanistan.

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