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World Casualties feared in Afghanistan suicide blast, ministry says

07:25  11 february  2020
07:25  11 february  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide blast hit Afghanistan 's capital of Kabul on Tuesday, with casualties feared , the interior ministry said , although no militant group immediately claimed responsibility. The blast took place at the entrance to a government-run defence university

Map of Afghanistan locating suicide blast in Kabul on Tuesday. A suicide attack rocked the Afghan capital Kabul early Tuesday, the interior ministry said , with civilian casualties feared in what appeared to be the first major assault in the city in months.

KABUL, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A suicide blast hit Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Tuesday, with casualties feared, the interior ministry said, although no militant group immediately claimed responsibility.

Map of Kabul, Afganistan © Bing Maps © 2020Microsoft Map of Kabul, Afganistan

The blast took place at the entrance to a government-run defence university, the Marshal Fahim Military Academy, the ministry added, but gave no details of possible casualties.

Recent weeks have brought frequent attacks on police and U.S. security forces in Afghanistan, even as the United States and Taliban Islamist militants pursue talks to finalise a peace pact.

Six people were killed and at least a dozen wounded last year in a similar Taliban suicide blast outside the academy, modelled after European war colleges to train Afghan cadets to become officers.

(Reporting by Abdul Qadir Sediqi; Writing by Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam; Editing by Rupam Jain and Clarence Fernandez)

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