This is an update to a story we ran earlier in the week.

CNN reports.

American University of Afghanistan in Kabul closed after kidnappings

The American University of Afghanistan has temporarily suspended campus operations after two of its teachers were kidnapped at gunpoint Sunday, according to a statement released by the school.

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

“Everything possible is being done to ensure their immediate and safe return,” the statement said.
The lecturers who were kidnapped are American and Australian, the US and Australian embassies confirmed.

It’s expected that the campus will resume operations on Wednesday, the statement said.

The school said on its Facebook page Monday that its Kabul campuses will remain closed Monday and Tuesday, but did not explain why at that point. Regional centers were operating as normal, the Facebook page said.

On its Twitter account, the school describes itself as “Afghanistan’s only private, independent and not-for-profit university.”