26 Killed, 27 Injured in Kabul Police Academy Attack

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Friday, 07 August 2015 20:35 Last Updated on Saturday, 08 August 2015 01:16 Written by TOLOnews.com

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At least 26 police trainees were killed and 27 others wounded as a result of a suicide blast at the Kabul Police Academy in Kabul, a security official said.

The source told TOLOnews on condition of anonymity that a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform detonated his explosives at the entrance of the compound in PD5, near Bagh-e-Bala, in Kabul on Friday night.

The suicide bomber got to the main entrance of the academy and was standing with a group of police trainees when he detonated his explosives, the source added.

This comes only hours after a powerful truck bomb rocked Kabul's Shah Shaheed district in the early hours of Friday morning – killing 15 people and injuring over 400.

Extensive damage was caused to buildings in the vicinity – many of them collapsing all together.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for either of the attacks.

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