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Gunmen Attack Kabul Military Academy: Security Sources

Kabul: At least five soldiers killed in attack on military academy Militants attack army post near military academy in Kabul
| 29 January, 2018, 11:40

Both ISIL and the Taliban have stepped up attacks against Afghan security forces, with attacks recently increasing in the Afghan capital.

"An Afghan army battalion has come under attack this (Monday) morning".

He said that the attack was against the security personnel and not against the military academy itself.

An officer inside the academy's compound said he heard an explosion followed by an exchange of gunfire.

News agency AFP cited a police spokesman confirming rocket and gunfire but saying it was now calm.

Insurgents have attacked an Afghan army unit guarding a military academy in the capital Kabul killing at least two soldiers and wounding 10 others.


In October a Taliban suicide bomber killed 15 Afghan army trainees as they travelled home from the Marshal Fahim academy.

In Saturday's attack, assailants got through a checkpoint in an ambulance, claiming to be taking a patient to a hospital.

The latest instance of violence comes as Kabul is still reeling from a vehicle bomb attack, which hit near foreign embassies and government buildings on Saturday and left over 100 dead. The Taliban-claimed attack resulted in a 12-hour standoff leading to the death of 22 people. There are so far no official reports of fatalities or injuries.

Afghan military institutions are frequently targeted by militants.

Several foreign organisations, including humanitarian groups, are reassessing their operations after a particularly deadly week in the country. One of the insurgents involved in the attack has been arrested by the security forces, the local media reports quoted military sources, as saying.

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