Terrorists launched a pre-dawn raid on a navy compound in Kabul on Monday, officers mentioned, in an assault that precipitated a number of casualties and marked the third main assault within the metropolis in current days.
Defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri mentioned 5 troopers had been killed and 10 wounded within the assault claimed by the Islamic State group through its propaganda arm Amaq.
“An Afghan army battalion has come under attack this morning. The attackers wanted to breach the battalion,” Waziri informed AFP, including the raid had ended.
“Two bombers detonated themselves and two were killed by our forces and one was detained alive. The fighting is over but unfortunately we have five deaths and 10 wounded.”
He mentioned Afghan forces had seized a rocket, two Kalashinkovs, and a suicide vest from the attackers.
Officials mentioned the assault was on a military battalion close to the Marshal Fahim navy academy the place high-ranking officers are skilled and which was initially recognized because the goal. An officer on the academy informed AFP he may hear an explosion and gunfire.
The gunmen didn’t enter the closely fortified compound, which is on the western outskirts of the town, an Afghan safety supply mentioned.
Witnesses informed AFP they heard a number of explosions and gunfire at round 5:00 am (0030 GMT). Security forces have swarmed the realm and blocked roads resulting in it, however earlier an AFP reporter on the scene may additionally hear explosions.
In October a Taliban suicide bomber killed 15 Afghan military trainees as they travelled dwelling from the Marshal Fahim academy.
*Reported by AFP