Car bomb kills 15 Afghan army personnel in Kabul: defense ministry spokesman

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Posted: Oct 21, 2017 9:26 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attacker detonated a car full of explosives outside an Afghan military training center in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 16 soldiers, a military spokesman said, the latest attack in a particularly deadly week for Afghanistan's security forces.

"Army personnel were coming out of Marshal Fahim University when a suicide bomber in a car targeted them. Fifteen soldiers who were there for training were killed and four others were wounded," Ministry of Defence spokesman Dawlat Wazari told Reuters.

(Writing by Kay Johnson; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)