Kabul, (UNA-OIC) - At least five Afghan National Army members died and 10 others were wounded after an attack on a military base in western Kabul, a local official has said.
Two attackers blew themselves up and two others were killed, while another one was arrested by security forces, according to Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan Defence Ministry.
One suicide vest, four Kalashnikovs and one rocket launcher were captured from the militants, Waziri said Monday.
Monday's attack is the fourth in Kabul in only a month and comes just two days after a massive Taliban bombing in one of the most heavily guarded streets in central Kabul, which killed more than 100 people and injured 235 others.
The Afghan Presidential Palace announced a national day of mourning on Sunday after that attack and ordered Afghan flags to be flown at half-mast throughout the country and at diplomatic missions abroad.
Following the most recent wave of attacks, security forces have been severely criticized for not being able to protect the city. By comparison, more than 20 attacks leaving hundreds of dead and wounded took place in Kabul city last year.
Source: International Islamic News Agency