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World Suicide bombing near military academy in Kabul kills 6

09:35  11 february  2020
09:35  11 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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A suicide bomber targeting a military academy in Kabul killed at least six people and wounded six others on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing but both the Taliban and Islamic State militants regularly target Afghan forces.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeting a military academy in the Afghan capital on Tuesday killed at least six people, including two civilians and four military personnel, the Interior Ministry said.

National army soldiers arrive at the site of explosion near the military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The explosion occurred early Tuesday near the military academy in a southern neighborhood of the Afghan capital, a government spokesman said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)© Provided by Associated Press National army soldiers arrive at the site of explosion near the military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The explosion occurred early Tuesday near the military academy in a southern neighborhood of the Afghan capital, a government spokesman said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing in Kabul, but both the Taliban and militants from the Islamic State group regularly stage attacks in the city, targeting Afghan forces.

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Subscribe to our channel! rupt.ly/subscribe Six people died and a further 16 were left injured after a suicide bombing outside the Marshal Fahim National

A suicide attack has killed at least five people in the Afghan capital of Kabul , officials said, in what was the first major assault in the city in months. A witness near the scene in western Kabul said the blast happened near the Marshal Fahim military academy . “It was a big explosion that rocked our house.

Along with the six killed, 12 other people, including five civilians, were wounded in the attack, said Nasrat Rahimi, the Interior Ministry spokesman.

The attack happened at a police checkpoint near the entrance to the Marshal Fahim Military Academy, located on the outskirt's of a western Kabul neighborhood, he said. Local TV channels showed images of Afghan security forces blocking off the main road leading to the blast site from far away.

The academy has been attacked in the past. Last May, a suicide bomber killed six people there. The school is sometimes called "Sandhurst in the Sand," in reference to the famous British school. It's named for Mohammed Fahim, the country's late vice president and a military commander of the Northern Alliance that fought the Taliban. It was inaugurated in 2013 and British troops in Afghanistan oversaw the establishing of the academy's officer school and training program.

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KABUL , Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeting a military academy in Kabul killed at least six people and wounded six others on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said.

Kabul : Afghan authorities say a suicide bomber targeting a military academy in the capital of Kabul has killed at least six people. The Interior Ministry says six others were wounded in the bombing on Thursday. A ministry statement says a soldier noticed a suspicious person and approached him

Afghan police arrive at the site of an explosion near the military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. An explosion occurred early Tuesday near the military academy in a southern neighborhood of the Afghan capital, a government spokesman said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)© Provided by Associated Press Afghan police arrive at the site of an explosion near the military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. An explosion occurred early Tuesday near the military academy in a southern neighborhood of the Afghan capital, a government spokesman said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

The academy was also the site where U.S. Army Maj Gen. Harold J. Greene lost his life — the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be killed in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Greene, then deputy commander of NATO's transition force in the country, was shot and killed by an Afghan soldier in a so-called "insider attack" that was later claimed by the Taliban in August 2014.

The Taliban today control or hold sway over nearly half of Afghanistan and are at their highest since the 2001 U.S. invasion that ousted the Taliban who harbored the late al-Qaida terror network leader Osama bin Laden.

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