KABUL, Afghanistan Gunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, with explosions and gunfire reported inside the campus where foreign staff and hundreds of students were trapped, an interior ministry official and a student said.The senior interior ministry official said elite Afghan forces had surrounded the university compound and gunfire was continuing. Early reports were that several gunmen, some wearing suicide vests, were involved, he said.”Several gunmen attacked the American University in Kabul and there are reports of gunfire and explosions,” the official said. “They are inside the compound and there are foreign professors along with hundreds of students.”Ahmad Shaheer, a student at the university, told Reuters by telephone that he was trapped inside the university.”We are stuck inside our classroom and there are bursts of gunfire,” he said.It is the second time this month that the university or its staff have been targeted.Two teachers, an American and an Australian, remain missing after being abducted at gunpoint from a road nearby on Aug. 7.
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