A woman and up to four children have died after a Taliban bomb attack in Kabul.
It targeted the Green Village, which houses international diplomats.
A suicide car bomb went off near a convoy of foreign forces around 5pm on Friday.
The Taliban later claimed responsibility. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter: “This attack was carried on a foreign invaders’ convoy and
also the important Green Village centre.”
The women and children who died were in a car passing the incident.
“First there was an explosion in front of Green Village which destroyed two or three vehicles belonging to foreign forces,” a police official said, adding that insurgents had then headed for the entrance to the compound.
But a second security source said the compound had not been
hit by the attack.
“Doesn’t look like it. It was out on the street rather than
inside,” the source said, adding that a number of Afghan
casualties had been reported from the scene.
The last attack on the Green Village saw a car bomb kill eight people in May 2012.