At two least gunmen have been killed while attempting to lay siege to an intelligence facility in the Afghan capital. A day before, scores of students were killed in an attack described by rights groups as a war crime.
Gunmen on Thursday launched an attack on an intelligence training facility in the Afghan capital of Kabul, officials said.
The assault is part of a wave of attacks across the country targeting security forces, which have left scores of soldiers, officers and civilians dead.
What we know:
The Afghan capital has been inundated by a wave of attacks, with dozens of students killed on Wednesday when a suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body inside an education center, claiming at least 37 lives. Many of the casualties were students between ages of 16 and 18.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the "terrorist" attack on the education center in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood, saying it "martyred and wounded the innocent."
The "Islamic State" militant group on Thursday claimed responsibility for the attack. Human rights watchdog Amnesty International described the attack as a "war crime."
Kabul has been targeted by at least 16 attacks since January. The attacks have left more than 240 people dead.
According to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, 363 children were killed and nearly 1,000 others injured across the country during the first half of the year. In 2017, more than 10,000 civilian were killed or injured.
ls/kms (dpa, AFP)