Afghan forces thwart attack on training center in Kabul
19 December, 2017, 11:20 | Author: Kim Reid
"Casualties were feared as the attackers fired on the nearby intelligence training center by guns and grenade launchers", an eyewitness said.
Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for an attack in Kabul on Monday that led to prolonged clashes between gunmen and Afghan security forces near a compound belonging to the country's main intelligence agency.
Afghan forces, already beset by desertions and corruption, have seen casualties soar to what a USA watchdog has described as "shockingly high" levels since North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces officially ended their combat mission in 2014 and began a training and support role.
The attackers hid in a building under construction as they targeted the National Directorate of Security training facility, Afghan news outlet TOLOnews reported.
A powerful ISIS affiliate has emerged in Afghanistan in recent years that is largely made up of disgruntled former Taliban insurgents.
In another attack yesterday, in the southern Helmand province, a suicide vehicle bomber struck a police convoy, killing two people and wounding 29 others, including civilians, said Abdul Salam Afghan, spokesman for the provincial police chief. Insider and imposter attacks are a near mainstay for Afghan and US troops in the fight against the Taliban and ISIS.
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No one immediately claimed the attack, which took place in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. At least nine people were killed and more than 50 injured in the blast in the southwestern city of Quetta.
The slain officer was the district police commander, Sarwari added.
So far, neither the Taliban insurgency nor any other militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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