2 Professors at American U Afghanistan Abducted

August 8, 2016

ABC News and The Sydney Morning Herald are reporting that armed gunmen on Sunday abducted two professors who teach at the American University of Afghanistan. One of the professors is reported to be an American and the other an Australian. Reportedly they were seized just outside the campus by gunmen dressed in uniforms of the Afghan security forces. Few details are available, but the ABC News report said the abductions had been confirmed by the police chief in Kabul.

The university -- Afghanistan's only private, nonprofit institution -- offers American-style liberal arts and professional programs, enrolling men and women.

The campus of the university is heavily guarded. In 2014, a Taliban attack on a restaurant in Kabul killed a political scientist and a student affairs officer at the university.

More information about the university may be found here.

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