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The series of assaults, including one of the deadliest bombs in Kabul in recent years, have left already war-weary citizens grief-stricken and angry as the Taliban and IS escalate their offensive.
Monday's attack on an Afghan army battalion killed at least 11 soldiers and wounded 16, a defence ministry spokesman said.
"Two bombers detonated themselves and two were killed by our forces and one was detained alive," the spokesman, Dawlat Waziri, told AFP Tyler Lydon Women's Jersey
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Officials said the men, armed with a rocket, two Kalashnikovs and at least one suicide vest, had attempted to breach an army battalion near the Marshal Fahim military academy, where high-ranking officers are trained.
An officer at the academy said he could hear an explosion and gunfire, while other witnesses said the first blasts and gunfire came around 5:00 am.
The gunmen did not enter the heavily fortified compound on the western outskirts of the city, an Afghan security source said. Security forces have swarmed into the area and blocked roads leading to it.
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Militants including the Taliban and IS have stepped up their attacks on beleaguered Afghan troops and police in recent months, sapping morale already hit by desertions and corruption.
Afghan troops have taken what the UN describes as "shocking" casualties since international forces ended their combat role at the end of 2014, though troop casualty figures are no longer released.
Last Saturday a Taliban suicide attacker driving an explosives-packed ambulance blew it up in a crowded area of the capital, killing at least 103 people - mainly civilians and wounding 235 in one of the worst bombings in the city in recent years.
LONDON, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- A delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has wrapped up a four-day visit to Britain with an agenda to brief on the 19th CPC National Congress.
The delegation led by Wang Xiaohui, deputy head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee and executive vice director of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee, started the visit on Saturday.
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In discussions with British academic, business and media figures, Wang expounded on the key guidelines for China's future policies proposed at the 19th CPC National Congress held in last October, as well as China's policies relevant to Britain.
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Murray blew away a 4-2 lead in the decider as Nadal hit back to win 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 in two hours and 40 minutes.
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Nadal, 27, in the semifinal will play Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov who went through when Germany's Tommy Haas retired with a shoulder injury.
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"Tonight was probably the best I've hit the ball for a while, and the best I've felt physically since the surgery," he said.
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Earlier, two-time champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia edged past Spain's fifth seed David Ferrer 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 and he will face Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic, who beat Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.
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