One attacker arrested amid ongoing gunfire in Kabul

One attacker arrested amid ongoing gunfire in Kabul

One attacker arrested amid ongoing gunfire in Kabul

Afghan security forces responding to the incident have reportedly blocked off all roads in the area.

Two of the attackers blew themselves up, two were killed in fighting and one was captured, the ministry said in a statement announcing that the fighting was over. One ANA soldier is killed while 10 are wounded.

In October, a Taleban suicide bomber killed 15 Afghan army trainees as they travelled home from the Marshal Fahim academy.

Past year in on 21st October 2017 fifteen cadets were killed when the bus they were traveling in was targeted in a suicide bombing.

There is no word yet on the number of casualties and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The site reported "an immersive attack by the Islamic State fighters targeted the Military Academy in Kabul city".

Pakistan, which denies accusations it fosters the Afghan war, condemned the attack and called for "concerted efforts and effective cooperation" to tackle militancy.

Earlier today, Afghan Presidential Spokesman Shahhussain Murtazawi said that the attackers have been restricted to the first gate of the academy.

Reuters quoted Kabul resident Mohammad Ehsan as saying the explosions began at around 5 a.m. and lasted for at least an hour.

But there is still confusion over the true toll from that attack with conflicting figures given by officials and Afghan media reporting higher numbers. Afghan officials said RPGs (Rocket-Propelled Grenade) being used and gunfire still being heard.

The raid was the latest in a wave of attacks by insurgents in Afghanistan.

Kabul is on high alert as the city braces for further attacks.

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