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Gunmen attack Kabul military academy: security sources

KABUL, Jan 29, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Gunmen launched a pre-dawn attack on a
military academy in Kabul on Monday, security officials and sources told AFP,
in an ongoing assault that marks the latest violence to strike the Afghan
capital.

Some of the attackers at the Marshal Fahim Military Academy have been
killed, an Afghan security source said, adding the gunmen had not managed to
enter the academy.

Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid told AFP there had been rocket and
gunfire but now “it is calm”.

Witnesses told AFP they heard several explosions and gunfire at around 5:00
am (0030 GMT) at the academy on the outskirts of Kabul where high-ranking
military officers are trained.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the raid, which comes
days after a Taliban suicide attacker driving an explosives-packed ambulance
blew up in a crowded area of the city, killing and wounding hundreds.

BSS/AFP/MSY/0925 hrs