August 9, 2016
Two American University of Afghanistan Faculty Abducted in Kabul, Afghanistan
The American University of Afghanistan confirms that on the evening of August 7, 2016, two of its faculty were abducted at gun point by unidentified gunmen on Darulaman Road.
The senior management of the university convened an emergency meeting immediately after the incident to review the security situation and to put in place additional precautionary measures. In coordination with the
Board of Trustees, a crisis working group has been created to assist in
managing this situation.
Campus operations have been temporarily suspended and we expect that operations will resume on August 10, 2016. “We are devastated by the news and will remain vigilant to ensure the safety and security of all university personnel and students” said Dr. Mark English, President of AUAF. Out of respect for the families and for reasons of privacy, the names of the persons involved are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.The university is in close contact with the Afghan security agencies as well as the relevant Embassies. Everything possible is being done to ensure their immediate and safe return.