Afghanistan: Five soldiers killed in Daesh attack on military academy in Kabul

29th Jan 2018
Afghanistan: Five soldiers killed in Daesh attack on military academy in Kabul

By Shadi Khan Saif

 

KABU, Afghanistan (AA): At least four attackers armed with heavy arms attacked the Marshal Fahem Military Academy in the Afghan capital Kabul before dawn on Monday, an official confirmed. Five soldiers were killed and 10 injured. Daesh terrorists claimed it had attacked the military academy.

Monday’s attack started around 4 a.m., witnesses said, and fighting continued long after daybreak.

Located in the southern outskirts of the city, the MFMA was attacked last year as well on the 21st October 2017 in which fifteen cadets were killed when the bus they were traveling in was targeted in a suicide bombing.

Gen. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense (MoD), told Anadolu Agency a unit of the Afghan National Army (ANA) close to the MFMA was targeted in Monday’s attack. He said first a suicide bomber blew himself up, and later three armed attackers started shooting.

The Local Ariana News reported that two attackers and two soldiers got killed in the exchange of fire.

In a month, this is the third major terrorist assault in the Afghan capital. Monday’s attack comes two days after a massive Taliban-claimed suicide car bombing in the city that killed over 100 people and left more than 230 people injured. A week earlier, the Taliban stormed the iconic Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul killing more than 20 local and foreign guests staying at this luxury facility.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Photo:  Earlier on Saturdau, Afghan men who were injured in a bomb explosion receives medical treatment at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, 27 January, 2018. Photographer: Haroon Sabawoon/AA]

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