Aid group official says 4 wounded in Afghan attack

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Afghan police aim their weapons after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 24, 2013. A suicide bomber struck in the heart of the Afghan capital on Friday, sending a plume of smoke billowing over Kabul and setting up a gun battle in the second major attack in the city in little over a week, police said. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A spokesman for an international aid organization says that four of its staff were injured in an attack on a guest house it uses in the Afghan capital.

International Organization for Migration spokesman Chris Lom told The Associated Press in Geneva that one woman was seriously burned by a grenade thrown into the compound by the attackers. He did not know her nationality.

The attack began Friday afternoon at the guesthouse for IOM's international staff.

Police say one suicide attacker blew open the gates with a powerful car bomb and then took over the building and began fighting police. An Interior Ministry spokesman says no one has been killed except two of the attackers.

The Taliban has claimed the attack and says its fighters killed several people.


AP writer John Heilprin in Geneva in Geneva contributed to this report.