Gunmen attack Kabul military academy

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Gunmen launched a pre-dawn raid on a military compound in Kabul on Monday, officials said, in an ongoing assault that has caused multiple casualties and is the third major attack in the city in recent days.

Afzal Aman, commander of the Army Garrison, confirmed that an army unit was attacked with hand grenades around the area of the Marshal Fahim academy. Security forces have swarmed the area and blocked roads leading to it, but earlier an AFP reporter at the scene could also hear explosions. One ANA soldier is killed while 10 are wounded.

Located in the southern outskirts of the city, the MFMA was attacked past year as well on the 21st October 2017 in which fifteen cadets were killed when the bus they were traveling in was targeted in a suicide bombing.

Both of those attacks were claimed by the Taliban.

Eleven Afghan army personnel were killed and a further 16 were wounded in the attack, he added.

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Masoom Stanekzai, the head of Afghanistan's intelligence service, said five suspects have been arrested for their involvement in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel and that another had fled the country.

On Saturday, more than 100 people died when a suicide bomber used an ambulance to penetrate security and detonate a device in a crowded city street.

Afghanistan has been gripped by a spate of deadly attacks over the past two week. It comes a week after militants stormed a Kabul hotel and killed scores in a 12-hour standoff.

On Wednesday, an assault on the offices of Save the Children in Jalalabad killed six people.