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0 people have died and 19 were injured after a federation for the British security company G4S had been attacked, the authorities said.
The weapons stormed the composition after a car bomb was detonated outside, according to an Afghan Interior Minister’s spokesman.
A source of security has told the BBC that foreigners were among the accidents.
There was obviously a big exchange of shooting. The Taliban has considered responsibility for the attack.
While the Interior Ministry confirmed the death, it also warned that the number could increase.
G4S, one of the world’s largest security groups, helps protect the area around the British embassy.
“We can confirm that there has been an incident in one of our locations in Kabul,” said a G4S spokesman for AFP.
“The situation is in progress and we are coordinating with the Afghan authorities to make it a conclusion.”
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Hafizullah, the father of three children injured in a house close to the band, told Reuters news agency that the blast “split” all the doors in his home.
“It was a blow and right after the window and roof collapsed over the children,” he said.
The attack marked the latest violence to beat the Afghan capital.
Just a few hours after President Ashraf Ghani announced plans to form a law to seek peace with the Taliban.
Face-to-face talks would be held with the militant group, but some agreement would require approval by the Afghan people.
Just the last day, three US officials were killed and three were injured in an explosion near Ghazni.
On Wednesday, the dead men were named military captain Andrew Patrick Ross, the army Sgt Eric Michael Emond and the air force staff Sgt Dylan Elchin.