Diplomatic Area of Afghan Capital Raked By Gunfire and Explosions

Heavy gunfire and a series of explosions have been reported in a diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul.
At least a dozen explosions were heard over one hour in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, that is home to several embassies and government buildings.
A spokesman for Kabul's police told AFP news agency that a guest house in the district was believed to be the target.
No group has said it carried out the attack.
The Associated Press said the attack began shortly before eleven in the evening and that police were later seen smashing street lights to cover their movements in the dark.
Violence in the capital has escalated over the course of May; a bombing at the airport and an attack on a guesthouse killed at least 14 people within the last two weeks.