Coordinated gunfire and bombings rock Kabul military academy


The Foreign Office said Pakistan conveyed solidarity and support to the Government and people of Afghanistan on the Islamic State militants attack that killed at least 11 troops and wounded 16.

It houses various educational establishments for the Afghan Armed Forces including the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA), the Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA), and the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Academy, which will include the Sergeant Major Academy.

More than 100 dead and over 150 injured in a suicide blast in the Afghan capital Kabul.

The largest in a series of recent Taliban attacks against the Afghan capital city of Kabul saw an ambulance full of explosives detonated at a police checkpoint.

The group says its latest attack was intended as a message to U.S. President Donald Trump, who previous year sent more American troops to the country.

Ahmad Fahim, a shopkeeper who survived Saturday's attack, said several fellow merchants were wounded or killed.

'So far we don't have any reports if any of our members are wounded or killed'.

The bombing follows a more than 12-hour siege on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that killed at least 22 people on January 20. He detonated his explosives at a second check point, Rahimi said.

According to Barmak, the militants had disguised themselves inside two ambulance vehicles and managed to pass through one of the check posts close to the old building of the ministry of interior.

Kabul, with a population of almost five million, has been hit by series of terror attacks over the past couple of years.

ISIS claims responsibility for the huge suicide bomb attack in Kabul, that killed 40 people.

The target is believed to have been the Interior Ministry. The Taliban-claimed attack resulted in a 12-hour standoff leading to the deaths of 22 people.