Taliban fighters attack foreign compound in Afghanistan
Aug.1, Kabul: Taliban fighters have attacked a compound housing of foreign contractors in the Afghan capital, Kabul on Monday.
A huge explosion was heard across the city about 01:25 local time on Monday, according to reports.
Kabul police chief Abdel Rahman Rahimi told the media that a lorry bomb went off at the gate of the North Gate compound and then two gunmen went inside.
Police said that one police officer and both the attackers were killed in a gun battle. Three police officers were also injured during the gun battle that lasted for several hours. No one staying at the compound was injured.
North Gate is mainly used by foreigners. It is a heavily guarded compound, which was attacked by militants three years ago.
Power in parts of Kabul was briefly cut off shortly after the explosion.
Last week, two suicide bombers linked to the so-called Islamic State (IS) killed 80 people and wounded 230 more in Kabul.
The Oslo Times International News Network