Smaller blasts at less frequent intervals could still be heard, he said.
"The Afghan National Army is the country's defence force and makes sacrifices for the security and well-being of the people", the ministry said.
The spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General said António Guterres "strongly condemns" the attack and said those responsible must be brought to justice. Commander of USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan Army Gen John W Nicholson said that the attack once again demonstrates that the enemies of Afghanistan kill indiscriminately.
The French AFP news agency cited an Afghan security source as saying early on January 29 that some of the attackers at the military academy have been killed.
Mr Tillerson said that all countries who support peace in Afghanistan have an obligation to take decisive action to stop the Taliban's campaign of violence. No exact figures were immediately available for either the US fatalities or injuries. Both of the attacks were claimed by the Taliban militant group.
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The same academy was also attacked in October a year ago by a suicide bomber who killed 15 officers. After 20 minutes the suicide attacker drove on to the second checkpoint.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. He spoke at a press conference with visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
"If you don't remove these foreign factors we will never have what we want for the country: Economic development, good education etcetera".
Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak said the bomb had been concealed in an ambulance, and exploded after the ambulance passed a security checkpoint.
The blast comes a week after a deadly attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in the city killed 22 people, including four Americans The hotel attack was claimed by the Afghan Taliban.
5 soldiers killed in Kabul military academy attack
In October 2017, 15 military cadets were killed in an explosion outside the Marshal Fahim Military Academy. An officer inside the training academy said he heard an explosion followed by an exchange of gunfire.
Meanwhile, Abdullah Fahimi, lecturer at Abu Rayhan University in Kabul, told Al Jazeera that Kabul has seen a sharp increase of attacks by armed groups in the past two winters. A sixth suspect had fled the country, he said.
At around 10 a.m. local time (0530GMT), the Ministry declared the fighting over with four attackers killed and one arrested.
U.S. President Donald Trump said in a statement: "I condemn the despicable auto bombing attack in Kabul today that has left scores of innocent civilians dead and hundreds injured".
The Taliban has carried out an insurgency since it was driven from power after the September 11 terror attacks on the United States. In recent years, they have seized districts across the country and carried out near-daily attacks, mainly targeting Afghan security forces and the USA -backed government. Its followers have clashed with both Afghan forces and the Taliban.
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