Heavy gunfire has erupted at a guest house used by UN staff in Kabul, and Afghan police said five people were killed. A UN spokesman said UN staff were believed to have fled the building and efforts were under way to determine if they were all safe.
The fighting broke out Wednesday after dawn. The crackle of automatic gunfire reverberated through the streets.
UN spokesman Adrian Edwards confirmed the guest house was used by UN staff but he believed all had fled the building. He didn't know how many international staff were living there.
Police officer Abdul Sabur said five people had been killed. An Associated Press reporter saw one body brought from the building.