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Oct 18, 2013 9:33 AM by Associated Press

Afghan insurgents attack foreign compound

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Police say insurgents have detonated a car bomb and attacked a heavily fortified private compound used by hundreds of foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul.

Police officer Mohammad Aslan said the attack started late Friday when a car exploded near the gate of the compound, known as Green Village.

An hour after the attack, small arms could be heard in the vicinity of the camp, which houses contractors from various countries, European diplomatic personnel and United Nations employees.

The camp was last attacked by a suicide car bomber and armed attackers on May 2, 2012, and a number of Afghan guards were killed. None of its residents was injured.

The camp is surrounded by layers of blast walls and has dozens of armed guards.

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