12 dead, 30 injured as gunmen attack US university in Kabul

The police later searched the campus of the American University of Afghanistan and two attackers were killed

Twelve persons were killed and 30 others wounded when gunmen stormed the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghan officials said on early Thursday. The police later searched the campus and two attackers were killed, AP reported.

According to reports, the attackers detonated explosives and fired guns after entering the campus, witnesses said, causing some students and faculty to run off the campus.

The U.S. State Department this morning acknowledged reports of the attack on an official Twitter account, posting, “Reports of attack on American University in Kabul. Exercise caution, avoid unnecessary movement in the area & monitor news for updates.”

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. Earlier this month, two professors from the university had been abducted by Taliban on gunpoint.