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50 dead, wounded in Friday night’s suicide attacks: MoI

50 dead, wounded in Friday night’s suicide attacks: MoI

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Aug 08, 2015 - 16:53

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Saturday confirmed over 50 civilians and security personnel were killed and wounded during two separate attacks in the capital Kabul on Friday night.

According to a statement, the MoI said that the first suicide attack was occurred in front of Police Academy in Afshar area around 7:30pm last evening.

The second group attack targeted a military base of collation forces in Qasaba area of Kabul at around 10: 00 pm last night.

In the first attack, the MoI said: “More than 40 students, referees and civilians were killed or wounded when a car suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle in front of the Police Academy in Afshar locality.”

“Terrorists blew up an explosives-laden car in front of a coalition forces base followed by three terrorists exchanging gun fire to force their way inside the facility in Qasaba area. But all of them were shot dead by security forces,” the statement added.

However, a statement from Resolute Support (RS) said that one foreign soldier and eight Afghan contractors were killed in Qasaba attack.

Talibaninfo-icon militants did not comment on the attack on foreign forces base but claimed killing and wounding 50 policemen in attack on the Police Academy.

Series of the attacks come as heavy truck explosion on Friday night left 15 civilians dead and nearly 300 others wounded in Shah Shaheed area in capital Kabul.

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