Gunfire, explosions at Kabul military academy

Gunfire, explosions rock the Kabul military academy. Image credit: Newstrack

–TMC Desk

Kabul, Jan 29: Heavy gunfire and explosions have been heard at a military academy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday morning, media reports said.

Marshal Fahim National Defense University came under attack early Monday morning, the BBC reported.

On Saturday, over 100 people were killed in a deadly bombing in Kabul. Islamic State and the Taliban have recently carried out attacks in the country.

The Saturday’s attack came a week later an attack on a Kabul hotel that claimed the lives of 22 people. The Taliban claimed the responsibility for both the attacks.

Afghan military institutions are frequently targeted by militants.

In October 2017, 15 military cadets were killed in an explosion outside the Marshal Fahim military academy, which is located west of the Kabul city centre.


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