Updated on August 25 at 8:02 a.m.
NEWS BRIEF The death toll in Wednesday’s attack on the American University in Kabul is 13, Afghan police said, a day after gunmen opened fire inside the private college in the Afghan capital.
Seven of those killed were students, police said. The others slain were three police and three guards; the two gunmen were killed by security forces after a 10-hour gun battle. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Abdul Rahman Rahimi, Kabul’s police chief, told the BBC that 35 students and nine police were injured, and about 750 students and staff were rescued.
Updated on August 24 at 2:37 p.m
An explosion and gunfire have been reported at a university in Kabul, according to the school’s president.
The attack at American University, a private college in the Afghanistan capital, was reported Wednesday night local time by observers on the ground and news organizations. Its president, Mark English, confirmed to the Associated Press an attack is underway. He said “we are trying to assess the situation.”
At least one person has died and 12 are injured, the BBC reported. One reporter in Kabul said on Twitter downtown Kabul was filled with the sounds of ambulance sirens Wednesday night. Police have deployed special forces to the campus.