Story by the Associated Press; Curated by Oliver Darcy.

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.

Two Americans Killed In Kabul After Taliban Terror Attack

An Afghan policeman removes the windscreen of a damaged car next to the damaged entrance of a Lebanese restaurant that was attacked in Kabul, on January 18, 2014. At least 14 people were killed, including foreigners, in a multiple Taliban suicide attack on a popular restaurant in Kabul on January 17, officials said, with two gunmen launching an ‘indiscriminate’ killing spree inside the venue. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

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.

Two Americans Killed In Kabul After Taliban Terror Attack

An Afghan policeman stands guard next to the damaged entrance of a Lebanese restaurant that was attacked in Kabul, on January 18, 2014. At least 14 people were killed, including foreigners, in a multiple Taliban suicide attack on a popular restaurant in Kabul on January 17, officials said, with two gunmen launching an ‘indiscriminate’ killing spree inside the venue. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

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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