15 cadets dead, four wounded in suicide attack on Kabul Military Academy

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Oct 21, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

(Representative Image) Photograph:(Reuters)

The Afghan Ministry of Defence has said 15 cadets were killed and four wounded in the suicide attack Saturday on the Kabul Military Academy. 


The blast took place near the gate of the Marshal Fahim Military Academy. 

The bomber had targeted a bus carrying academy cadets. 


This latest attack came just hours after an early-morning rocket attack on downtown Kabul.

At least three rockets landed on the city in the attack. Reuters reported there were no casualties. 

Two mosques -- one in Kabul, one in Ghor province -- were attacked by suicide bombers on Friday. 

At least 72 people have died in those attacks.