Afghan forces thwart attack on training center in Kabul

Afghan forces thwart attack on training center in Kabul

Afghan forces, already beset by desertions and corruption, have seen casualties soar to what a US watchdog has described as "shockingly high" levels since North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces officially ended their combat mission in 2014 and began a training and support role.

Nasrat Rahimi, the deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, told Anadolu Agency that all three attackers have been killed and two policemen have sustained minor injuries.

Afghan officials said several assailants wearing police uniforms stormed and occupied a partially constructed building before firing rockets at the nearby training center of the National Directorate of Security, or NDS.

There was no immediate information on casualties.

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He said the gunmen, who launched their assault with a auto bomb and rocket-propelled grenades, appear to have been wearing police uniforms.

Roads to the area were closed and dozens of police and intelligence officers were blocking access to the public as ambulances and reinforcements headed towards the site. Insider and imposter attacks are a near mainstay for Afghan and US troops in the fight against the Taliban and ISIS. The attack was claimed by the terrorist group Islamic State according to a message released by the agency Amaq, linked to that organization, where they said that two of its members participated in the action.

Monday's violence came a day after insurgents assaulted security posts in the southern province of Helmand, killing at least 14 Afghan police personnel. The slain officer was the district police commander, he added.

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