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American University of Afghanistan in Kabul under siege; at least 5 injured

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– The Washington Times – Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Afghan special operations forces and police rushed to American University of Afghanistan Wednesday after gunshots and an explosion rang out shortly before 8 p.m. local time.

Emergency Hospital in Kabul treated at least five people for injuries after the attack.

“Help we are stuck inside AUAF and shooting flollowed [sic] by Explo this maybe my last tweets,” Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photographer Massoud Hossaini tweeted at one point before escaping through emergency doors.

“As we were running I saw someone lying on the ground face down, they looked like they had been shot in the back,” Mr. Hossaini told AP.

A police operation is underway to find the attackers, who are still on campus, Interior Ministry spokesman Siddiq Siddiqui told reporters.

AUAF, which has roughly 17,000 students, was also attacked in 2014, when an explosion at a restaurant next to the campus killed 21 people.

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Stewart Rhodes

Stewart is the founder and National President of Oath Keepers. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. He is a former firearms instructor, former member of Rep. Ron Paul’s DC staff, and served as a volunteer firefighter in Montana. Stewart previously wrote the monthly Enemy at the Gates column for S.W.A.T. Magazine. Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper “Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status” won Yale’s Miller prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people.

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