Gunmen Attack NATO Base Near Kabul International Airport


Two gunmen attacked a NATO base near Kabul International Airport late Friday, killing a Resolute Support service member, RS mission said in a statement.

“A Resolute Support service member was killed during an attack on a coalition facility in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 7, 2015,” the statement said.

The statement added that a coalition facility (Camp Integrity) was attacked at 10:15pm on Fiday. One Resolute Support service member and two insurgent attackers were killed. “We are gathering further information.”

However, the statement did not provide the identity of the service member.

The Afghan local security officials have not yet commented on the attack.

The attack came soon after at least 27 police trainees were killed and 26 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 in turn followed the powerful truck bomb blast that 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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