Twelve people, including seven pupils, were killed within an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic, authorities said early on Thursday when two gunmen were shot dead before the strike stopped.
Elite Afghan forces worked their way indoors, based on a senior interior ministry official and encircled the walled compound.
Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said three policemen, seven pupils and two security guards were killed during the attack, the second incident involving the university this month.
Sporadic gunfire could be heard through the night and, before dawn, authorities said the operation had concluded.
At least two attackers are killed and The fight is over,” a police official at the scene told a media agency that is foreign.
“Right now a clearance operation is continuing by a technique team that is criminal.” The Afghan Public Health Ministry said no foreigners were reported among the wounded.
Fraidoon Obaidi, leader of the Kabul police Criminal Investigation Department, told a foreign media agency that between 700 and 750 students had been evacuated by police from your university, which can be popular with Afghanistan’s elite.