IS at­tack in Afghan cap­i­tal kills 11

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Is­lamic State mil­i­tants on Mon­day at­tacked Afghan sol­diers guard­ing a mil­i­tary academy in the cap­i­tal, killing at least 11 troops and wound­ing 16.

The at­tack, which be­gan be­fore dawn and con­tin­ued well past day­break, was the latest in a wave of re­lent­less vi­o­lence in Kabul this month un­leashed by the Tal­iban and the ri­val Is­lamic State that has killed scores and left hun­dreds wounded.

Afghan De­fense Min­istry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said a sui­cide bomber struck the mil­i­tary unit guard­ing the academy, set­ting off a gun­bat­tle. Two of the at­tack­ers were killed in the gun­bat­tle, two det­o­nated their sui­cide vests and one was ar­rested by the troops, he said.

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