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4 Attackers And 5 Army Soldiers Killed In Kabul Military University Attack Claimed By ISIS

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| January 29 , 2018 , 12:02 IST

A total of 4 attackers have been killed and 1 arrested after 5 gunmen launched an attack on the Marshal Fahim Military University in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday. In the attack, 5 army soldiers were killed and 10 others wounded. Militant group ISIS (Islamic State) claimed responsibility for the attack on the military university in Kabul.

Afghanistan Ministry of Defence spokesman Dawlat Waziri confirmed to TOLO News agency that the clash which began in the early morning had come to an end. The clash was triggered when two suicide bomber detonated their explosives at the gate of the university. Another 2 attackers were killed in the ensuing encounter and 1 was arrested.

According to reports, several explosions were heard from the military academy on the outskirts of Kabul where high-ranking military officers are trained. The security forces swarmed the area blocking the road leading to the academy, preventing the gunmen from entering the heavily fortified academy.

The gunfight between the attackers and the security forces continued for several hours, resulting in the death of 2 attackers and 5 army soldiers, with 10 other army soldiers becoming wounded. The third attacker was caught alive, while the other 2 died in the suicide blasts.

The attack on the military academy marks the third terrorist attack in Kabul in a span of 10 days. On January 27, at least 103 people were killed and 235 wounded when explosive hidden in an ambulance were detonated at a police checkpoint in Kabul. On January 20, gunmen attacked the famous Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least 25 people, with most of the fatalities consisting of foreigners. Both of the attacks were claimed by the Taliban militant group.