Dead, 235 Wounded in Afghan Terror Attack

"People were running everywhere to escape, there were wounded people lying on the ground, people with wounds to their arms, legs, heads", Hanif said.

How did Monday's attack unfold? There were five militants involved in the attack, he said, and two were killed when they blew themselves up and two others were killed in a shootout.

Afghan security forces have struggled to combat the Taliban since the U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation formally concluded their combat mission at the end of 2014.

Four AK-47 assault rifles, one suicide vest and one rocket-launcher were seized, he said.

He said that dead toll increased to 103 and wounded to 235 from last day incident in Kabul.

Security officials have also warned that more attacks are possible.

Afzal Aman, commander of the Army Garrison, confirmed that an army unit was attacked with hand grenades around the area of the Marshal Fahim academy. Hashmat Faqeri, a resident near the site, told The Associated Press he heard sounds of explosions and a gunbattle.

A few hours after Monday's attack, Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in Kabul. She told NBC News that she and her housemate heard the explosion, but waited before going to the scene out of fear that the attackers would detonate another bomb.

The academy was also the site where the highest-ranking US military officer to be lost in the Afghan and Iraqi wars was killed in August 2014.

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The Afghan government declared Sunday as a national mourning day to pay tribute to Afghans killed in terrorist attacks, including in Kabul a day earlier, the Presidential Palace said.

In October 2017, the Marshal Fahim National Defense University also came under attack when 15 Afghan military cadets were killed in a blast outside the academy.

The Taliban claimed responsibility of the attack.

John R. Bass, the US Ambassador to Afghanistan, called the attack "senseless and cowardly". "Thank you for standing with us".

The death toll in the suicide auto bombing in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday has risen to 103.

The attacks have put pressure on President Ashraf Ghani and his United States allies, who have expressed growing confidence that a new, more aggressive military strategy has succeeded in driving Taliban insurgents back from major provincial centres.

Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak said the bomb had been concealed in an ambulance, and exploded after the ambulance passed a security checkpoint.

While militants claiming allegiance to Islamic State operate in mountains in the eastern province of Nangarhar, little is known about the group and many analysts question whether they are exclusively responsible for the attacks they have claimed in Kabul and elsewhere. "The attackers wanted to breach the battalion", Waziri said. A sixth suspect had fled the country, he said. "Three others were killed and one other is resisting our forces", he added.

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