1 killed, 10 injured in Kabul military academy attack

ANI | Updated: Jan 29, 2018 11:04 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan 29 (ANI): At least one soldier was killed and 10 others were wounded after a group of attackers stormed the Marshal Fahim Military University in Kabul on Monday.

The Tolo News quoted the Afghan Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesman Dawlat Waziri as saying that three attackers have been killed, one has been arrested and one is still fighting.

Earlier today, the Afghan Presidential Spokesman Shahhussain Murtazawi said that the attackers were restricted to the first gate of the academy.

The Afghan security forces have cordoned off the area as the attack is ongoing.

The attack was reportedly launched at around 5 am on the Military University in PD5, Kabul city.

The report further stated that according to a source, explosions and heavy gunfire can be heard at the academy's gate.

The attack comes days after an explosive-laden ambulance was detonated in a busy area close to Kabul's infamous Chicken Street, killing 103 people, as confirmed by the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI). (ANI)

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