August 24, 2016
Academics Continue To Suffer In Kabul
At least one person is dead and 24 others are wounded after militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. Witnesses described a horrific scene in which attackers trapped students and staff in their classrooms before using explosions and automatic gunfire. So far, no group has claimed responsibility, but academia has become a more frequent target. This attack comes just weeks after two university professors were kidnapped at gunpoint nearby. Their whereabouts are still unknown.