15 Afghan Army Cadets Killed in Kabul Suicide Bombing

Afghan security police patrol near the cemetery, where victim of Friday’s suicide attack at the Shiite mosque were buried, in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 21.
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At least 15 military cadets have been killed in a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghan officials say, bringing the death toll of a week of attacks by various militant groups to around 200.

Defence ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said four others were wounded in the explosion at the gates of Marshal Fahim military academy, as they were leaving by minibus.

The bomber was on foot.

Nato’s Resolute Support mission said it showed the insurgents were “desperate”.

They “cannot win on the battlefield,” it tweeted.

It was the second suicide attack in the city in 24 hours.

On Friday, 56 people were killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack at a Shia Muslim mosque, claimed by the Islamic State group.

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