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Suspected Militants Attack American University in Kabul

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Afghan Interior Ministry said the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) was attacked by suspected militants on Wednesday in an assault that started with a loud blast followed by gunfire.

Sediq Sediqi, the Spokesman for the ministry, said that the police had cordoned off the university and efforts were being made to get more details.

Reports say at least one death was recorded in the attack.

Ahmad Mukhtar, an Afghan journalist, said he and some of his friends escaped but several others, including visitors and professors were trapped inside.

He said “some of the professors were teaching when the attack rocked the institution”.

Meanwhile, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

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