August 2016: Attack On American University Of Afghanistan In Kabul
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of August 2016.
1. Thailand's Referendum Equals New Constitution 2. Quetta, Pakistan Is Terror Target 3. Update on Boko Haram 4. Saudi Coalition Airstrike Hits Hospital in Yemen 5. Russia Deploys Airstrikes from Iran into Syria 6. UN Admits Responsibility in Haitian Cholera Epidemic 7. Suicide Bomber at Turkish Wedding 8. Thousands Killed in Philippine Drug War 9. Turkey Enters Syrian War 10. Columbian Government Makes Peace with FARC Rebels 11. Attack on American University in Afghanistan 12. Top ISIS Leader Killed 13. Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff
- Attack On American University Of Afghanistan In Kabul
- The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul is attacked on August 24, 2016. A total of 13 people are killed, including seven students, one professor, two security guards, and three members of the National Security and Defense forces. Dozens of students and police officers are wounded. The attack starts with a car bomb at the entrance and then gunmen beseige the building for nine hours. While the attackers are in the building, students either hide or escape. Afghan police are able to enter the building to search for the gunmen, whom they ultimately kill. It is unclear how many attackers participated and if they belong to a specific militant group.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Rahmat Gul