Again, people had to die near a large military academy in Afghanistan. A suicide bomber is said to have detonated an explosive vest.
Kabul (dpa) - At least six people were killed in an explosion in the Afghan capital Kabul near a large military academy.
Four soldiers and two civilians were among those killed, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said on Tuesday. At least twelve other people, including five civilians, were injured.
According to Rahimi, an early morning (local time) suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest near the Marshal Fahim Academy in the southwest of the city. Local media reported that he did this at a bus stop used by cadets and civilians alike.
The area was largely closed off by security forces, it was said. TV images showed ambulances traveling to the site in the thick snow. No one has previously committed to the attack. It was the first major attack in Kabul since late November. Last year, more than 250 people were killed and more than 1,100 injured in major attacks in the capital.