At least two civilians were killed and several others injured in Afghanistan's capital Kabul when terrorists drove a car packed with explosives at a guest house belonging to the Spanish government.
This guest house was used to accommodate important dignitaries.
Some parts of the Kabul attack. The suicide attacker's car and the injured ppls. pic.twitter.com/zFD8q9m8OC- zakaria hassani (@zakariahassani4) December 11, 2015
Witnesses reported hearing loud blasts following by piercing rounds of gunfire, suggesting that the militants may have managed to escape from the vehicle and engage in a firefight with security services as reported by news agencies.
Local news sites have meanwhile reported that some of the terrorists may have managed to hole up in a nearby building.
Happening Now! A bombing just to place outside "Spot Restaurant " in #Kabul #Afghanistan. Gun fire is still taking place, stuck btwn shooting of police/ state security and unknown gunmen who set off what seems to be a car bombUpdate: most believe the embassy of #Spain was the target and that attackers possibly made it inside of guesthouses in the surrounding area.Note: Guesthouses are generally for foreign workers of NGOs and others contracting from inside AfghanistanPosted by Bay Area Intifada on Friday, December 11, 2015
US officials have released a statement stating they believe a team of three terrorists including one suicide bomber in the car and two gunmen alongside were involved in carrying out the attacks.
The attack took place at 5.55pm local time in the Shirpur district of the capital, which is close to numerous foreign embassies.
Local police sources have told Pajhwok news agency that at least two people were killed in the attack.
The Italian charity Emergency, which has a hospital close to the scene of the attack, said it is treating seven wounded Afghans.
The story is being updated