Compound attacked in Kabul

An international compound housing military contractors in eastern Kabul, Afghanistan, has come under attack from gunfire, causing casualties, according to reports.

Taliban 'tweets responsibility' for Kabul attack

A spokesman for the Taliban on Twitter has confirmed the Islamic fundamentalist group was responsible for the gunfire attack on an international compound housing military contractors in eastern Kabul, Afghanistan.

Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid posted:

This attack was carried on a foreign invaders' convoy and also the important Green Village centre.

– Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid posted on Twitter

The attack began earlier today when a convoy of vehicles belonging to foreign forces were attacked by a car explosion, according to reports.

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'Insurgents entered compound' in Afghanistan attack

A police official at the scene of a car bomb explosion and gunfire in the Afghanistan capital, Kabul, said insurgents "entered" the targeted international compound housing military contractors.

First there was an explosion in front of Green Village which destroyed two or three vehicles belonging to foreign forces, and after that a number of insurgents entered inside the compound, fighting Afghan forces.

– Police official in Kabul

Read: International compound targeted by gunfire in Kabul

International compound targeted by gunfire in Kabul

An international compound housing military contractors in eastern Kabul, Afghanistan, has come under attack from gunfire, causing casualties, according to reports.

Earlier today a car bomb exploded close to the Green Village building and security officials stated that fighting had taken place on the street outside the compound.

The compound was the target of a similar attack last year that left at least eight people dead and around 20 wounded.

There have been conflicting reports on whether the walls of the compound were breached.

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