ISIS claims suicide attack near Kabul military academy, killing 6


KABUL -- At least six people were killed and sixteen more wounded in a suicide blast outside a military academy in Kabul Thursday (May 30), an official said.

The attack outside the Marshal Fahim National Defence University took place at the road entrance to the war college.

The suicide bomber blew himself up when a soldier confronted him, said Kabul police spokesman Ferdows Faramarz.

The attacker "detonated himself before reaching his target", Faramarz added, without providing further details.

The attack happened at about noon local time, a time of day when students typically leave school early during the month of Ramadan.

The "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack and posted pictures of the alleged bomber on Telegram.

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