Afghan forces killed two militants who had 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.
The attack claimed lives of at least twelve people, according to police.
Seven students, three officers and two security guards were killed in the attack, according to chief of the Kabul police Criminal Investigation Department, Fraidoon Obaidi, quoted by Reuters. At least 44 people, including 35 students, were injured.
According to eyewitnesses, people had been in the school environment having evening classes when an explosion occurred after which gunshots followed as students attempted to escape while other hid in the classrooms.
The police and medical care respondents arrived at the scene some minutes later. The police spokesman said the motive of assailant is not clear at the moment until further investigations.