“Two guards were killed and seven others were injured after the militants detonated a car bomb at the gate and stormed the building in the Shirpour neighbourhood, according to a senior police official. In addition, two attackers were killed and one was injured during the clearing operation, Afghan Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Ayub Salangi tweeted later Friday. A spokesman for the Spanish foreign ministry in Madrid confirmed to NBC News that its embassy in Kabul was under attack" but that last statement is not widely confirmed.
Taliban terrorists say they detonated a car bomb before entering a building. A gun battle is reportedly continuing with possibly numerous casualties.
Members of the Afghan Crisis Response Unit and Spanish authorities are at the scene where a reported seven gunmen are still firing as a fierce gun battle plays out.
Saturday BBC News reports "All four gunmen involved in a deadly attack on a foreign guesthouse near the Spanish embassy in Kabul have been killed, Afghan officials say. They say at least four Afghan policemen, and two Spanish guards also died in the attack." One civilian is reported killed.
The Taliban are claiming on the Voice of Jihad website that there were more deaths.
On Tuesday more than 50 people were killed in Kabul when the Taliban launched an attack on Kandahar airport.
In 2014 foreign forces remaining in Afghanistan officially withdrew but peace has been elusive.
The Taliban appears to be growing strong again. In October 2015 a Washington Post blog claimed the "Taliban Stronger Than At Any Time Since 2001."
US led forces entered Afghanistan in 2001, following the 9/11 terror attacks in New York, under the premise of hunting the man believed to behind the Twin Towers attacks, Osama Bin Laden.
Bin Laden was finally caught and killed by US forces after he was located living in Pakistan. He was killed on May 2, 2011.
But by the time Bin Laden was dead US led forces had been at war in both Iraq and Afghanistan and were looking at joining a conflict in Libya as a civil war ensued and snowballed out of control.