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Car bomb, gunmen attack Afghanistan international zone, casualties being reported

Kabul, Afghanistan at night (Hamid Reza Rahmani/Released)
November 28, 2018

This is a breaking story. Please check back for updates.

A car bomb has detonated an explosion in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan on Wednesday evening local time.

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. EST – One person has been confirmed dead and 12 wounded in the attack, an Afghan Public Health Ministry spokesperson confirmed to ABC News.

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Spokesman for Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry, Najib Danish, confirmed that a coordinated attack was conducted against the British G4S security company in eastern Kabul.

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Danish said after the bomb detonated, additional militants began gunfire with area forces.

“A number of gunmen entered the G4S compound right after the car bomb,” said Najib Danish, according to Reuters. “Our forces are fighting the gunmen.”

Casualties are confirmed, but the number is not yet known, nor is the number of attackers.

Kabul police chief, Basir Mujahid, said at least six victims were wounded in the attack and transported to a local hospital.

He later added that security forces regained control of the area and ended the gun battle.

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The incident comes hours after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani outlined details for a peace agreement with the Taliban, a process that would span a minimum of five years.

Just a day earlier, three U.S. troops were killed near Ghazni by a roadside IED. Three other U.S. troops and one U.S. contractor were also wounded in the attack.

The U.S. conducted an airstrike overnight, which resulted in the deaths of 30 Afghan civilians and 16 Taliban militants.