WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is closely monitoring the situation in Kabul, where gunmen attack the American University of Afghanistan, the White House said on Wednesday, adding that it was deeply concerned about the attack. White House spokesman Josh Earnest also told reporters in a daily briefing that forces from the U.S.-led coalition were involved in the response to the attack in an advise and assist capacity. Suspected militants attacked the university with explosives and gunfire earlier on Wednesday. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe and Susan Heavey; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)
The U.S. State Department condemned the attack on Wednesday on the American University of Afghanistan in the strongest possible terms, calling it an attack on the future of Afghanistan. State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said the U.S. Embassy was working to account for all of its personnel and to locate and assist any U.S. citizens affected by the attack.
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