Islamic State group claims attack on Kabul military compound

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 29, 2018, 06.55 AM (IST)

The Islamic State group claimed a pre-dawn attack on a military compound in Kabul today that officials said has killed at least five army soldiers and wounded 10 others.

"Islamic State fighters targeted the military academy in the city of Kabul in a suicide attack," IS said via its propaganda arm Amaq.

At least five militants attacked an army outpost near one of Afghanistan’s main military academies on Monday, Tolo news reported. 

The attack in the western outskirts of the capital, Kabul, came two days after an ambulance bomb in the centre of the city killed more than 100 people and just over a week after another attack on the Hotel Intercontinental killed more than 20.

Security forces have killed three terrorists and arrested one so far. The battle continues against what appears to be one remaining attacker. Afghanistan's Ministry of Defence has said 10 personnel of the Afghan National Army have been injured in the attack.

As per media reports,  The attack on the Afghan Military Academy this morning had the fingerprints of the Pakistan Army as the equipment used were issued by the Pakistan Army and have been supplied earlier to the Lashkar-e-Toiba and other terror groups.

Afghan diplomat Majeed Qarar took to Twitter to allege that the equipment used by the attackers were supplied by the Pakistan Army to the terrorist organisation in Kashmir and Afghanistan.

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The attack was reportedly launched at around 5 am on the Military University in PD5, Kabul city.