The Islamic State group claimed a pre-dawn attack on a military compound in Kabul on Monday that officials said has killed at least two soldiers and wounded 10 others, AFP reported.
"Islamic State fighters targeted the military academy in the city of Kabul in a suicide attack," IS said via its propaganda arm Amaq.
Anger was growing in Kabul yesterday, a day after a huge bomb hidden in an ambulance killed nearly 100 people and wounded scores more, highlighting the ability of insurgents to strike at the heart of Afghanistan.
At least 40 people were killed in the attack on Kabul’s luxury Intercontinental Hotel at the weekend, official figures showed on Jan. 25 almost double the earlier toll released by Afghan authorities.
Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Jan. 21, killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours.