Explosions, Gunfire Heard Near Military Academy in Kabul – Reports

Explosions, Gunfire Heard Near Military Academy in Kabul – Reports
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AFP 2018/ Manjunath KiranMiddle East06:01 29.01.2018(updated 06:22 29.01.2018) Get short URL
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Authorities have confirmed an attack on military academy in Afghanistan’s capital after explosions and a gunfire have been reported in the area.

Authorities have confirmed an attack on the Marshal Fahim military academy in the Afghan capital of Kabul, Tolo News TV channel reported. The security forces have shut down the area.

Earlier, a series of blasts have been heard near the military academy, according to witness, Reuters reported. A resident of Kabul told the agency that the series of explosions lasting for about an hour rocked the capital. According to another witness, gunfire has also been heard in the area.

According to the Tolo News TV channel, RPGs have been used during the shootout. The attack at Marshal Fahim Military University started at around 05:00 a.m. (00:30 GMT), the broadcaster reported, citing officials and eyewitnesses. There were no immediate reports on casualties.

 

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