Local network TOLOnews reported there was an initial explosion before the gunmen infiltrated the campus, located in a relatively secure and upmarket part of Kabul.
“Help we are stuck inside,” tweeted Massoud Hossaini, an AP photographer who says he is a student. “These may be my last tweets.”
“We’re dealing with a complex attack inside the American University. Special forces are en route,” a representative of Kabul’s rapid reaction force told local journalist Bilal Sarwary.
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