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2 Gunmen Dead After Militants Attack American University in Afghanistan

More than 30 students and staff were rescued

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    Two gunmen were killed at American University of Afghanistan in Kabul Thursday, hours after an attack that was launched against the school, NBC News reported. 

    The attack began Wednesday evening when a car bomb was detonated a the university’s front gate. Multiple gunmen forced their way inside, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi. 

    Special forces responded and engaged the gunmen, and killed two attackers, a senior security official at the scene said. 

    More than 30 students and staff were rescued, some with minor injuries, the security official said, and there appeared to be no more hostages. Several special forces were killed and injured, and a search continued for any other possible attackers or victims.

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    The university in Kabul is not affiliated with American University in Washington, D.C.