Insurgents set off a car bomb outside the private Green Village compound used by hundreds of foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul. The initial blast damaged 3 or 4 vehicles owned by foreign forces. Insurgents have made their way inside the compound, where they are said to be fighting with Afghan security forces. No reports on possible injuries or deaths as of yet.
Reuters quoted a police official as saying:
"First there was an explosion in front of Green Village which destroyed two or three vehicles belonging to foreign forces, and after that a number of insurgents entered inside the compound, fighting Afghan forces."
The camp houses foreign contractors, UN personnel and European Diplomatic personnel. The compound is surrounded by several layers of blast resistant walls and dozens of Afghan security personnel.
The same compound came under attack on May 2, 2013. Several Afghan security forces were killed but no injuries or deaths were reported among the residents.
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