10 killed in attack at UK security firm’s Kabul compound

In Afghanistan, at least 10 people were killed after a massive blast outside a British security company’s compound in Kabul on Wednesday.

The interior ministry said the blast had been a car bomb targeting a compound which houses G4S, a private British security company in east Kabul.

Health ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh told AFP that 10 dead and 19 wounded have been evacuated from site, without giving the victims’ nationalities.

The attack was claimed by the Taliban in the latest violence to target the Afghan capital.It came just hours after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced the formation of a team for prospective peace talks with the militant group, as the United Nations renewed calls for direct negotiations between Kabul and the insurgents.

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