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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Australian Kerry Jane Wilson, abducted in Afghanistan in April, has been freed and is 'safe and well,' foreign mInister says - @AFP

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

Virginia's Old Dominion University confirms recent graduate was killed in attack at terror attack at American University in Kabul, Afghanistan - WVEC

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

US Embassy in Kabul condemns attack on American University Afghanistan: 'The targeting of Afghan students and university staff who are working to improve the future of Afghanistan is a cruel and cowardly act.'

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

Police: Afghan forces kill 2 gunmen to end American University attack in Kabul - Reuters, AFP

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

Sources: More than 20 students, mostly female, just rescued at American University of Afghanistan; building not clear and 1 attacker is still fighting - @bsarwary

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

Sources: Several members of Afghan Special forces injured fighting militants at American University; 'fighting intense' - @bsarwary

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

Editor's note: The American University of Afghanistan, under siege from militants, opened for enrollment in 2006 to both men and women. The New York Times said the university, in Kabul, quickly became a prestigious education choice for the country's elite, offering degrees taught in English. - Tom

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

Afghan military commander: Apache helicopters flying over the American university; 20 people rescued in last 15 minutes - @bsarwary

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

Afghan Special forces commander: '5 Afghan women injured taken to hospital; 1 Western female also managed to get out - she was not injured' - @bsarwary

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

More: Afghanistan chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah says 'special units of the Afghan Forces are taking all measures needed to rescue innocent lives and clear the area out of enemies' - @afgexecutive

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

Afghanistan's chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah condemns Kabul university attack on Twitter: 'Attacking schools, universities and innocent people is a war crime' - @afgexecutive

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

US State Department says it condemns attack on American university in Afghanistan in strongest terms - Reuters

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

Situation ongoing at Kabul university, says interior ministry spokesperson; says gunmen entered compound after detonating car bomb - NBC News

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

US 'advisers' helping Afghan forces responding to American University in Kabul, defense official says - Hindustan Times

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

Editor's note: We are seeing reports that many students have now escaped the attack on American University in Afghanistan, as well as some that the siege has ended. We will update as officials give more information. - Tricia

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Photo: Scene earlier as Afghan security forces were deployed to site of American University in Afghanistan attack - AP photo via @VOADariAfghan

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

14 wounded in Kabul university attack taken to hospitals, Afghan health ministry spokesperson says - @VOADariAfghan

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

Statement: US Embassy in Kabul advises US citizens to avoid area near American University of Afghanistan following reports of attack - @TravelGov

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

Photo: Victims of the attack on American University in Kabul, Afghanistan, are treated at Emergency Hospital - @emergency_ong

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University attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2016

5 people wounded in Kabul university attack being treated at Emergency Hospital, says Italy-based group that operates site - @emergency_ong

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