İrem UZUN -TDO- A suicide bomber targeting a military academy in the Afghan capital on Tuesday killed at least six people, including two civilians and four military personnel, the Interior Ministry said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the dawn attack, which comes after nearly three months of relative calm in Kabul.
“This morning at around 7am, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives ... killing six people including two civilians and four military personnel. Twelve were wounded, including five civilians,” said the ministry of interior’s spokesman, Nasrat Rahimi. A witness near the scene in western Kabul said the blast happened near the Marshal Fahim military academy. “It was a big explosion that rocked our house. We also heard gunfire afterwards. Ambulances rushed to the area quickly,” resident Samiullah, told AFP.
President Ashraf Ghani slammed the attack, calling the bombing “a crime against humanity” while repeating his call for a nationwide ceasefire. “The great nation of Afghanistan wants an end to violence, a ceasefire and a lasting peace,” he said in a statement. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said he was unaware of any claim for the bombing, adding that the insurgents were “investigating” the incident. Islamic State are also active in Kabul.