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World|life|February 11, 2020 / 11:52 AM
At least five dead in suicide attack on Kabul military academy

AKIPRESS.COM - 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, The Guardian reports.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on Tuesday, which comes after nearly three months of relative calm in the capital.

“This morning at around 7am, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives ... killing five people including two civilians and three military personnel. Twelve were wounded, including five civilians,” said the ministry of interior’s spokesman, Nasrat Rahimi.

The ministry of defence confirmed the death toll but gave a smaller figure for the injured, saying at least six people were hurt in the attack.

A witness near the scene in western Kabul said the blast happened near the Marshal Fahim military academy.

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