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KABUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A complex attack involving a car bomb followed by gunfire was launched on an international compound in eastern Kabul and was still under way on Friday evening, security sources said.
The compound targeted was Green Village, a residence for military contractors and other international staff.
There were conflicting reports on whether the walls of the compound had been breached, but there were reported to be casualties.
"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," a police official said.
But a second security source said the fighting had taken place on the street outside the compound.
The compound was the target of a similar attack last year that left at least eight people dead and around 20 wounded. (Reporting by Jessica Donati and Mirwais Harooni; Editing by Andrew Roche)