2 American university employees among Kabul dead

2 American university employees among Kabul dead

NATO International security assistance forces personnel investigate at the site of the Friday's suicide attack and shooting, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. A Taliban suicide bomber and two gunmen on Friday attacked a Lebanese restaurant that is popular with foreigners and affluent Afghans in Kabul, a brazen attack that left 16 dead, including foreigners dining inside and two other gunmen, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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by By PATRICK QUINN, Associated Press

wwltv.com

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Updated Saturday, Jan 18 at 7:45 AM

   KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The American University of Afghanistan says that two of its U.S. employees were among those killed in a Taliban attack on a popular Kabul restaurant that left 21 people dead, including 13 foreigners.
 
   Michael Smith, president of the private nonprofit institution, said Saturday that families of the victims were being informed and arrangements being made to send their remains home.
 
   He did not identify the employees out of respect for the families, but said one had just recently joined the faculty of political science and the other was a member of the student affairs staff.
 
   The university, which has more than 1,000 students, was established in 2006 and has a number of Americans on its staff.

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