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Suicide blast near Kabul military academy kills at least 6 people

11 February, 2020 06:18

Suicide blast near Kabul military academy kills at least 6 people, including four soldiers early today.

However, no militant group claimed responsibility for the attack immediately. 

The bomber exploded near the entrance to the government-run defence university, the Marshal Fahim Military Academy.

Suicide blast near Kabul military academy

The terror bobbing occurred at the beginning of the morning rush hour.

Reuters earlier reported five casualties. 

Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi also told Reuters of 12 people wounded, including five civilians.

The bomber detonated explosives trapped to his body. 

The academy, modelled after European war colleges to train Afghan cadets, has been the scene of several attacks in the past, including an Islamic State-claimed assault last May.

Militant attacks on the Afghan and U.S.-led security forces have continued over recent months even as the United States and Taliban militants pursue talks to finalise a peace pact.

Meanwhile, Voice of America later reported that at least six people lost lives.

35 militants killed

On Monday, 35 militants lost lives during an operation in Balkh and eastern Khost province.  

Meanwhile, security forces also arrested four others in that action. 
They rescued 17 detainees including security personnel during an operation in Khan Abad district of northern Kunduz province today.




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