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Attack on Afghan army compound ends in Kabul

By Khaama Press - Mon Jan 29 2018, 10:27 am

A coordinated attack on a compound of the Afghan army in capital Kabul ended with the elimination of the remaining two militants and arrest of one of them.

The ministry of defense spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri said a group of five insurgents launched a coordinated attack on a compound of the 111th division of the army in Qargha area.

He said at least two of the suicide bombers carried out a suicide attack, two of them were shot dead and another one has been arrested alive.

Gen. Waziri further added that the Afghan armed forces seized a rocket launcher, four Ak-47 rifles, and a suicide attack vest during the operation.

According to Gen. Waziri, at least eleven Afghan soldiers also lost their lives in the attack and and sixteen others have sustained injuries.

Preliminary reports indicate the loyalists of the ISIS terrorist group have claimed responsibility behind the attack.

This was the third largest attack in capital Kabul since 20th January and after a group of insurgents launched an attack on Intercontinental Hotel.

The second attack was carried out by the Taliban group on Saturday by denoting an ambulance packed with explosives near the old compound of the ministry of interior.

At least 103 people were killed and around 235 others were wounded in Saturday’s deadly bombing while over 20 people including several foreigners were killed in the attack on Intercontinental Hotel.

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