15 killed in attack on military academy in Kabul

By Indo Asian News Service | Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 9:54:04 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Kabul, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and four were injured on Saturday in an attack by the Taliban on a military academy in Kabul, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.

Kabul, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and four were injured on Saturday in an attack by the Taliban on a military academy in Kabul, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.

A suicide bomber detonated explosives near the entrance to the Marshal Fahim Military Academy, Spokesperson Dawlat Waziri told Efe news.

The bombing came a day after two suicide attacks at Afghan mosques left at least 80 people dead.

The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the attack targeted a minibus that was carrying army personnel during a short-term training session.

The wounded, all military personnel, were hospitalised, according to the statement. The attack site has been cordoned off.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter as their spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed that a combatant has carried out the attack.

--IANS

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