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Their university was hit by a devastating terror attack. Now these Afghan students are returning to school

Their university was hit by a devastating terror attack. Now these Afghan students are returning to school

Seven months after an insurgent attack shattered their oasis in one of the world’s most turbulent capitals, students are expected to return to classes Saturday at a more heavily secured American University of Afghanistan.

While the main campus that was attacked won’t reopen until summer, a smaller compound less than a mile away plans to welcome students with concrete T-walls for blast protection, bulletproof gates and steel safe doors, along with fresh desks, white boards and carpets.

Perhaps the biggest change is that private security guards, which were banned in Afghanistan in 2010 to curb the misuse of weapons, will patrol the campus in western Kabul under a special...

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