Afghanistan: 15 army trainees killed, 4 wounded in suicide attack at Marshal Fahim Military Academy in Kabul

New Delhi ,

| 21 Oct 2017 , 06:34 PM
15 Afghanistan army trainees killed in Kabul suicide attack
15 Afghanistan army trainees killed in Kabul suicide attack

Fifteen Afgahnistan army trainees cadets were killed when the bus they were traveling in was targeted in a suicide bombing in Kabul on Saturday afternoon. The explosion happened in PD5 district of Kabul city at about 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon. The ministry of defense's spokesman Dawlat Waziri confirmed the death toll and said four others were wounded. 

According to sources the blast was at the entrance gate to the Marshal Fahim Military Academy, near Qambar square. The cadets were trainees from the Daud Khan Military Hospital.

Sources said a mini bus carrying cadets was targeted in the suicide bombing. This comes just hours after an early morning rocket attack hit Kabul.

At least three rockets were fired at foreign facilities at about 6 AM on Saturday morning. This also comes less than 24 hours after a deadly suicide bombing at the Imam Zaman mosque in Dast-e-Barchi in Kabul city that killed at least 39 people. 

First Published : Saturday, October 21, 2017 06:06 PM
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