Eleven soldiers killed as militants attack army unit in Kabul, Afghanistan

At least 11 soldiers have died and 16 are wounded after insurgents attacked an army unit guarding a military academy in the Afghan capital Kabul.

The assault began when a suicide bomber struck the troops before other militants opened fire in an early-morning raid.

Islamic State says it was behind the attack near the Marshal Fahim academy, which is the latest in a wave of violence carried out by insurgents, including the Taliban, in which scores of people have died.

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Source: Sky News