• publish: 8 August 2015
  • time: 9:27 am
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 567

NATO service member killed in militant attack in Kabul

A NATO service member has been killed during attack on a coalition facility in capital Kabul.

According to a statement issued today by NATO’s Resolute Support (RS) mission in Afghanistan states that the attack took place at 10:15 pm last night.

“A coalition facility (Camp Integrity) was attacked at 10:15 pm, 7 Aug.  One Resolute Support service member and two insurgent attackers were killed. We are gathering further information.” The statement said.

The statement further states that it is RS policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.

The attack started with a heavy explosion in Qasaba area, close to Kabul airport, in the 15th police district of Kabul city which continued for several hours.

During the attack sounds of heavy and light weapons were heard in the area.

The attack was followed by two deadly suicide attacks in the capital that left at least 34 killed and more than 400 wounded.

The first explosion took place in Shah Shahid area of the city around 01:00am leaving heavy lose of lives and property behind.

While releasing the initial information to the reporters Kabul police chief Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi said that eight people were killed in the blast but later other officials said that the death toll climbed to 15. Nearly 400 people also sustained injuries.

This suicide bombing was followed by another suicide attack at Kabul police academy leaving 26 killed and 27 others wounded.

All of the victims of this attack were new cadets to the police academy.

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