Massive explosion rocks Kabul after suicide bomber targets security compound

At least 10 people were killed, officials said.

KABUL, Afghanistan -- At least 10 people were killed and 19 others were injured when a suicide attacker drove a vehicle full of explosives into a compound housing a foreign security company in Kabul, Afghan officials said.

Following the explosion, which could be heard throughout the city, security guards and Afghan security forces engaged the attackers, according to Kabul Police Chief Basir Mujahid.

The compound houses the local offices of the British security company G4S; it is also known as "Camp Anjuman."

The Taliban claimed responsibility.

Several of the wounded were in critical condition, Afghanistan's health ministry said. The casualties included residents who live near the compound, the ministry said.

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

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