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Kabul Military Academy Blast: 3 Gunmen Killed, ISIS Claims Attack

One soldier of the Afghan security forces have been killed, and at least three others injured, in a terror attack on an army outpost near Kabul’s Marshal Fahim Military Academy, a Kabul defence ministry official told Reuters.

Three terrorists have been killed, one apprehended, and one is still fighting, TOLO News reported, citing defence ministry officials.

Dawlat Waziri, Spokesman, Ministry of Defence, to TOLO News3 attackers have been killed, 1 arrested, 1 is still fighting after attacking Marshal Fahim Military University in Kabul early Monday morning. 10 more soldiers have been wounded in the attack.

Militants set off bombs and opened fire targeting the military academy early on 29 January, TOLO News reported.

According to RT, security officers blocked off all roads in the area after the attack began.

Afghan security forces told reporters that rocket-propelled grenades and guns were used for the attack.

Kabul resident Mohammad Ehsan told Reuters the explosions began at around 5 am (0030 GMT) and lasted at least an hour, followed by smaller blasts at less frequent intervals.

A Kabul police spokesman confirmed to Reuters that an attack had taken place inside a military facility near the Marshal Fahim university.

Islamic State Claims Responsibility

The Islamic State terror outfit claimed responsibility for the attack on the military academy in their mouthpiece, Amaq, according to a Reuters report.

This is the fourth terror attack in Afghanistan in the past week, and the third just in Kabul in the past week.

The attack came days after an ambulance bomb in the centre of Kabul killed more than 100 people and just over a week after a separate attack on the Hotel Intercontinental killed more than 40.

Both those attacks were claimed by the Taliban.

In October 2017, a suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus carrying cadets from the defence university, home to one of Afghanistan’s main officer training schools, killing 15.

 

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