Afghan officials say a suicide blast near a military academy in Kabul
early Tuesday killed at least six people, including four soldiers.
The bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body at a checkpoint
near the entrance to the capital city’s Marshal Fahim Military Academy.
Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the blast injured at
least 12 people, including both civilians and military personnel.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack but
the military academy has been the target of suicide bombings in the past
by the Taliban insurgency and Islamic State militants.
Tuesday’s violence came after around three months of a lull in such
attacks in Kabul, mainly attributed to ongoing peace negotiations
between the United States and the Tali...