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Suicide bomber dressed in police uniform detonated himself outside police academy

Over 50 people have been killed in the attacks.
Aug 8th 2015, 9:20 PM 26,899 22

FIFTY ONE PEOPLE have been killed in a barrage of bombings in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

While hundreds more have been injured in the violent attacks carried out by the Taliban last night and this morning.

Afghanistan Injured victims from Friday's bomb attack lie on beds at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan Source: AP/Press Association Images

In the first attack, a truck bomb tore through the centre of Kabul killing 15 civilians and wounding 240 others. That happened just after midnight on Friday.

Afghanistan Blast Afghan shopkeepers sits next to his damaged shop after a bomb hidden in a truck exploded. Source: Rahmat Gul

Less than 24 hours later, 27 cadets and civilians were killed when a suicide bomber dressed in police uniform blew himself up at the entrance of Kabul Police Academy.

Afghanistan Source: Rahmat Gul

Afghanistan An Afghan woman cries as she waits to receive news about her son, near the site of a suicide attack on a police academy. Source: AP/Press Association Images

Explosions and gunfire also erupted when Camp Integrity, a US special forces base in Kabul, came under attack late Friday, killing nine people, including a NATO service member.

Afghanistan Afghanistan's national police and soldiers stop ambulances near the site of an attack on a foreign camp integrity Source: AP/Press Association Images

This is the deadliest day in the Afghan capital since the NATO combat mission ended in December.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for two of the attacks, but distanced themselves from the truck bombing which struck near a Kabul military base.

AFP news says they usually do in attacks that result in mass civilian casualties.

Afghanistan An injured victim from Friday's bomb attack lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan Source: AP/Press Association Images

The fighting between the Taliban and Afghan forces has killed almost 5,000 civilians this year and there appears to be no easing in the intensity of the fighting.

Additional reporting AFP 

Originally published: 14.32

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