Hundreds of students and several American professors are trapped inside. Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer Massoud Hossaini has been tweeting from inside along with others.
The reaction from Barack Obama will be tepid at best with him making a statement that he “condemns this in the strongest terms” and the media will crow about his strong response.
Help we are stuck inside AUAF and shooting flollowed by Explo this maybe my last tweets
— Massoud Hossaini (@Massoud151) August 24, 2016
One of Hossaini’s tweets read, “I’m wounded and girl cry.”
Mr. Hossaini’s Twitter page reads: I was born in the wrong place, Afg, Grew up in the wrong place, Iran, living in the wrong place, kabul.
CBS News reporter Ahmad Muktar tweeted:
#AUAF under attack. I along with my friends escaped and several other of of my friends and professors trapped inside.
— Ahmad Mukhtar (@AhMukhtar) August 24, 2016
Witnesses heard gunshots, then a blast, possibly collapsing the gate. Many students were able to escape. The attackers are reportedly suicide bombers.
We have a very small force of soldiers in Afghanistan. It’s now known if they are near but police have responded.
Two professors – an American and an Australian – were kidnapped from near the university recently while driving in an SUV. They might have been taken by criminals but they often sell prize captives to the Taliban.