– Police official in Kabul
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.
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.
Explosions and gunfire have been heard near a compound in Kabul, Afghanistan that is used by a company that supplies Nato, Afghan police have said.
The shooting is reportedly ongoing.
Insurgents launched a pre-dawn attack on Afghanistan's main international airport in the capital, Kabul, on Monday, police have confirmed.
Explosions and gunfire were heard coming from an area that also houses major foreign military bases.
There were no immediate reports of casualties and there was also no early claim of responsibility for the attack.
The airport is home to a major operational base for NATO-led forces that have been fighting Taliban and other insurgents for 12 years.
Police said the attack appeared to be centered on the military side of the airport, to the west of the civilian terminal.
Kabul International Airport has been subject to gunfire and a series of explosions, according to Reuters' witnesses and police sources.
A suicide bomber in a car targeted two vehicles carrying foreign forces in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least six Afghan civilians, officials have said.
It was not clear if any members of the foreign force were killed or wounded.
The Hezb-e-Islami insurgent group, allied with the Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack.
A suicide bomber on a bicycle struck outside the Afghan Defense Ministry today in one of two attacks that claimed the lives of at least 18 people. Nine people were killed in the bombing at the ministry.
Around half an hour later, another suicide bomber attacked a police checkpoint in Khost, in eastern Afghanistan. An Afghan policeman and eight civilians died in the blast.
The Taliban says it was behind the attack at the ministry which coincided with a visit to the area by the US Defence Minister.
The Afghan Taliban has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack at an Afghan defence ministry gate in Kabul.
They said in a statement the attack "is a kind of message" for US defence secretary Chuck Hagel, who is visiting the country.
Hagel, who was in a safe location at an ISAF facility at the time of the blast, has planned to meet US commanders and troops and hold talks with President Hamid Karzai.
An Afghan defence ministry official told Reuters at least nine civilians had been killed and 14 people wounded in today's attack.
At least eight Afghan civilians have been killed in a suicide attack outside the defence ministry in Kabul, an Afghan official has told the Associated Press.
The Reuters news agency cited an official as saying at least nine people had died in the blast.