13 killed in American University; Kabul attack

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KABUL: The attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul ended early Thursday morning in which thirteen people were killed while the security officials gunned down at least two insurgents.
Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the attack was ended after 10 hours at 5am local time.
According to him, at least 13 people including seven students of the American University, two security guards of the university, one official from the Visually Impaired Vocational High School and three soldiers were killed. Nearly 35 people including nine soldiers were wounded in the attack, he said.
“The attacker used the Visually Impaired Vocational High School to enter into the university. They [the attackers] broke the entrance door by an explosive-laden vehicle,” Rahimi said, who was briefing journalists near the attack scene on Thursday morning.
“Totally there were about 750 students and staff members inside the university. All were evacuated successfully by our personnel,” he added.
The attack triggered desperate pleas on social media from trapped students shortly after the insurgents blew an opening through a wall to gain entry into the heavily guarded complex.
President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday condemned the attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul that took 13 lives, calling it an enmity against development and progress in the country.