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Police responding to reports of gunfire, blast at American University of Afghanistan

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By: FAZUL RAHIM

(NBC) - Police were responding Wednesday night to reports of an attack at the American University of Afghanistan, possibly involving gunfire and an explosion.

"We have been notified of a complex attack on the American University on Darul-Aman Road," the commander of Kabul police's quick reaction force told NBC News, adding, "We still don't know the exact nature of the attack."

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Massoud Hossaini tweeted that he was at the university and heard shooting and an explosion.

Earlier this month, five gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms abducted two professors — an American and an Australian — from the school. No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnappings.

The school opened in 2006.

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