Gunfire and explosions have been reported at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, and the president of the university tells The Associated Press that a militant attack is underway."We are trying to assess the situation," Mark English told the AP.A police spokesman tells the news service that police and intelligence personnel are on site at the campus to respond to the situation.An official from Afghanistan's interior ministry tells Reuters that the university was attacked by ...
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