Deadly Bomb Blast Hits Military Academy in Afghan Capital

Damaged vehicle at the site of an attack in Kabul capital of Afghanistan

The Taliban has not attacked any major regions or cities in recent times to maintain the talks with the US.

The most unsafe job was road construction, according to SIGAR, amid a range of projects that included counter-narcotics, governance, and demining.

The last major attack in the capital was in November when at least 12 people were killed when a minivan packed with explosives rammed into a vehicle carrying foreigners during Kabul's morning rush hour. The ministry said that the blast which took place early Tuesday had civilian casualties but the extent of the injuries and death is still unknown.

The latest findings come during renewed USA -led peace talks with the Taliban.

The same university was attacked by a suicide bomber in late May past year, and Islamic State (IS) militants claimed responsibility for the bombing.

A total of six US service members have been killed in Afghanistan since the start of the year. But the militant group now controls or holds sway over roughly half of the country. Many fear a full withdrawal of some 20,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops would leave the Afghan government vulnerable to collapse, or unleash another round of fighting in a war that has killed tens of thousands.

Afghanistan's 18-year war has been deadly for civilians.

The latest attack is being considered a major attack on the forces. The United Nations first began documenting civilian casualties of the Afghan war in 2009.

Afghanistan Interior Ministry on Tuesday said six people were killed and 12 others wounded in an explosion near a military academy in the capital Kabul.

A witness near the scene in western Kabul said the blast happened near the Marshal Fahim military academy, where security officers are trained in the country.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. The United Nations calculates that between 2009, when it first began documenting civilian casualties, and October 2019, a total of 34,677 Afghan civilians have been killed in insurgent attacks and caught in the crossfire in fighting between militants and Afghan security forces and their US -led coalition allies. Write to us in the comments section below.

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