American University in Kabul starts repair work after attack

2016-08-26 20:22
Afghan security forces inspect the site after an attack on the American University of Afghanistan (Rahmat Gul, AP)

Afghan security forces inspect the site after an attack on the American University of Afghanistan (Rahmat Gul, AP)

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Kabul – After a deadly attack this week, the American University of Afghanistan says it has started repair work at its sprawling campus on the edge of Kabul.

A statement posted on Friday on its website says the campus is closed and all work "temporarily suspended" but that security is being put in place so the campus can reopen soon. It says "rumours" of it is closing are untrue.

The university lost at least seven students and a professor in the militant attack on Wednesday night, when a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle at the campus gates while two militants stormed the grounds, gunning down students.

At least 13 people died and more than 40 were wounded.

The university has about 1 000 students. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

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