IS attack in Afghan capital kills 11
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.