KABUL-(MaraviPost)-At least six people have been killed and 12 others wounded in an explosion near a military academy in the capital Kabul.
The Kabul police chief confirmed the location of the incident on Tuesday 11, 2020.
According to Afghanistan Interior Ministry spokesperson, Nasrat Rahimi a suicide bomber blew himself up at a roundabout close to the Marshal Fahim Military Academy.
As reported by The Guardian, the ministry of defence confirmed the deaths but said the figures are initial and subject to change adding that the site of the incident has been cordoned off by security forces
Among the six victims who have died, two are civilians and four are army personnels.
The military academy has been the scene of several attacks in the past, including an Islamic State-claimed assault last May.
The last major attack in Kabul was in November when at least 12 people were killed after a minivan packed with explosives rammed into a vehicle carrying foreigners during morning rush hour.
Tuesday’s blast has come as Washington and the Taliban wrangle over a possible deal that would see US troops begin to leave Afghanistan in return for security guarantees.
The Taliban today control or hold sway over nearly half of Afghanistan and are at their highest since the 2001 U.S. invasion that ousted the Taliban who harbored the late al-Qaida terror network leader Osama bin Laden