Afghanistan: Suicide attack in Kabul kills several

National army soldiers arrive at the site of explosion near the military academy in Kabul. Rahmat Gul/The Associated Press

A suicide attack targeting a military academy killed at least six people in Kabul early on Tuesday, in what was the first major assault in the Afghan capital in months.

Along with the six (two civilians and four military personnel) killed, 12 other people, including five civilians, were wounded in the attack, said Nasrat Rahimi, the Interior Ministry spokesman.

The ministry of defence, however, said five people were killed in the attack that took place at the entrance gate of the Marshal Fahim Military Academy at around 7:00am (0230 GMT), Reuters News Agency reported.

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