Officials: American University in Kabul to reopen after kidnappings

August 9, 2016 10:32


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KABUL - The American University of Afghanistan is expected to reopen on Wednesday, days after being closed in the wake of the kidnapping of two teachers, administrators said.

The two faculty members, one Australian and one American, were abducted at gunpoint from a road near the university in Kabul on Sunday evening, Afghan officials said.Since then, the campus has been closed while senior management reviewed the security situation, the university said in a statement online on Tuesday.

"We are devastated by the news and will remain vigilant to ensure the safety of all university personnel and students," university president Mark English said in the statement.

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