Transcript for American University in Kabul Attacked
To a deadly attack in Afghanistan. Militants stormed the American university in kabul. A siege going on for hours as students fled for their lives or barricaded themselves in classrooms. Alex Marquardt is in Beirut with the latest. Good morning, Alex. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. Harrowing stories coming out of Afghanistan this morning. This attack starting as evening classes got under way. Students immediately posting on Twitter and Facebook that the campus was under attack. Others jumping out of windows and trying to climb walls to escape. The attack lasted for ten hours. He kicked our door by his feet, two times. Everybody were panicked. Reporter: Security forces and medical teams backed by American advisers swarming the scene. Police describe the attack as complex with three attackers. One blowing himself up at the entrance, allowing two gunmen to enter. We didn't feel good and safe. So we jumped from the second floor and escaped. Reporter: In the end, 12 were killed. Including seven students. So far, there has been no claim of responsibility. The Taliban is a prime suspect. The state department condemned the attack. An attack on the university is an take on the future of Afghanistan. Reporter: The university was a personal project of former first lady laura bush's as the kind of place are Afghan students talk about using their educations to strengthen their country. That is what makes it a prime target for terrorists. Back here at home, the the
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