Heavy gunfire and explosions have been heard at a military academy in the Afghan capital, Kabul this morning. The Marshal Fahim National Defense University came under attack early Monday morning, days after the deadliest bombing for months hit Kabul when an ambulance packed with explosives killed at least 100 people.

Meanwhile, the US Deputy Secretary of State on Sunday urged the Federal Government of Iraq to open the Kurdistan Region’s airports and send the salaries of public employees. John Sullivan said Washington encouraged Iraq to reach a solid agreement with the KRG over all outstanding issues. Sullivan also said he calle  d on Iraqi officials to resolve problems with Erbil, especially the distribution of employees’ salaries and the reopening of airports, urging Baghdad to work with KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his cabinet.

Lastly, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar won big at last nights grammy awards. Mars won the two top prizes for a single song, with “24K Magic” taking record of the year and “That’s What I Like” being named song of the year. Kendrick Lamar took the first prize of the night, for best rap/sung performance, for “LOYALTY.,” and won best rap album as well.