6 Killed in suicide attack in Kabul

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

11th Feb, 2020. 03:42 pm
At least six people were killed in a suicide attack that targeted a military academy in Kabul today.

At least six people were killed in a suicide attack that targeted a military academy in Kabul today.

This was the first major attack in the capital city in months.

Interior Ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi said that twelve other people were also wounded in the incident.

The ministry of defense reported that 5 people were killed in the incident that happened at Marshal Fahim Academy’s entry gate.

Samiullah, a resident, informed an international news agency, “It was a big explosion that rocked our house. We also heard gunfire afterward. Ambulances rushed to the area quickly,”

A source from security spoke that the bomber was on foot when he attacked a vehicle near a checkpoint.

No group has taken responsibility for the suicide attack.

The attack took place as the Taliban and Washington dispute over an agreement that would enable US troops to leave Afghanistan after the Afghan Armed group guarantees security.

It should be remembered that at least seven were people killed and other seven wereinjured when a car bomb detonated at Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul in November 2019.

According to interior ministry spokesman, the bomb had gone off in a neighborhood which is near the interior ministry and north of Kabul airport.

The blast was detonated by a suicide bomber in the car, and that it had targeted a convoy of government vehicles on a main road, sources said.

The blast also damaged several vehicles, the bodies and the injured are shifted to hospital where they are being provided medical assistance.

The blast came one day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced that Kabul would release three high-ranking Taliban prisoners in an apparent prisoner swap with Western hostages who were kidnapped by the insurgents in 2016.

The three Taliban prisoners include Anas Haqqani, who was seized in 2014 and whose older brother is the deputy Taliban leader and head of the Haqqani network, a notorious Taliban affiliate.

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