updated 3/28/2014 8:38:07 AM ET 2014-03-28T12:38:07

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan Taliban insurgents attacked a guesthouse used by foreigners in an upscale residential part of the capital Kabul on Friday, police said.

"A suicide bomber detonated his car loaded with explosives in front of a guesthouse used by foreign and Afghan citizens and now a number of suicide bombers are apparently inside," said Hashmat Stanikzai, a spokesman for Kabul's police chief.

"A gunfight is under way. There are no reports of possible casualities."

The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying in a statement the target was a foreign guesthouse and a church.

(Reporting by Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi, Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Ron Popeski)

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