American University Of Afghanistan In Kabul Under Attack

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 12:12 pm
By: News On 6

The American University of Afghanistan is under attack, according to multiple accounts.

CBS News’ Ahmad Mukhtar reports from Afghanistan that several American professors are inside, along with possibly hundreds of students. Many appear to have escaped through emergency doors.

Witnesses say they heard gunshots, then a blast, and many believe it was the gate blown open, letting the attackers inside.

American University President Mark English confirmed an attack to the Associated Press but did not provide details. 

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