SHAFAQNA – Militants set off a car bomb and burst into the American University campus in Kabul on Wednesday evening, trapping hundreds of students and staff inside for several hours, as special forces attempted to retake control.
At least one person is dead, and 25 are injured, according to a statement from the country’s health ministry officials.
Chemistry professor Ahmad Samin was teaching a class Wednesday evening when assailants opened fire and detonated explosives on American University of Afghanistan in Kabul.
Quickly, the lights went out. “It was very dark, (and) everyone was running. Everyone started screaming,” said Samin, who is a U.S. citizen. “(It) was the scariest moment in my life. I was just thinking about my son and daughter who are in (the United States).”