There has been an explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul. A loud blast and gunfire have been heard, and the incident is being reported as a suicide bombing. Gunmen are believed to still be fighting the police.
Authorities are saying that one of the attackers wearing an explosive vest has blown himself up on the first floor of the Safi Landmark Hotel. The incident happened near the nine-storey Kabul City Center shopping area.
Reports from the Afghan Ministry of Health say that five people have been injured in the attack.
It is the second attack on the city this year. On January 18th, gunmen and bombers struck at government targets and shopping malls, killing 12 people.