Unknown gunmen have kidnapped two foreign university professors from the west part of Kabul city on Sunday evening, it has been reported.

Hailing from US and Australia, the two professors were reportedly working with the American University in Kabul and were kidnapped at gunpoint near the university campus.

The identities of the two professors have not been ascertained so far but reports suggest the two were kidnapped by gunmen in Afghan forces uniform.

Security sources have said the professors were in a vehicle just outside the university when they were stopped and seized.

The State Department said that it was aware of kidnapping reports but that “due to privacy considerations, we have no information to offer,” Voice of America reported.

The abductions came almost three weeks after the security forces rescued a female Indian aid worker who was kidnapped from Kabul city earlier in June.

In the meantime a group of Western tourists, including three Americans, was attacked by Taliban fighters while driving in a convoy across rural western Afghanistan three days ago.

Five of the visitors were injured but all were safely evacuated to nearby Herat.