A suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated his explosives Tuesday morning near a compound in Kabul that houses foreigners, killing at least five people and injuring seven others.
The dead included a Nepali and a Peruvian. The nationalities of the others slain were not immediately available, said Hashmat Stanikzai, a spokesman for the Kabul police.
The injured included six foreigners and an Afghan.
"We are not sure if the suicide bomber was a guard, but he was in guard uniform," Stanikzai said.
The post also housed the office of the deputy minister for counter-narcotics in the heart of the country's capital, Deputy Interior Minister Gen. Mohammad Ayoub Salangi told the Associated Press.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message sent by its spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, who said the attack was on a foreign intelligence center.
The U.S. Embassy condemned the “attack on Camp Gibson in Kabul this morning which killed five foreign national security guards. … Attacks like this will not deter the Afghan people and the international community from continuing to work together to further the development of Afghanistan.
Baktash is a special correspondent.