A member of Afghan security forces stands guard at the site of a car bomb attack by Taliban militants near a foreign guesthouse in Kabul, Dec. 11, 2015.
Rahmat Gul—AP
December 11, 2015 12:59 PM EST

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack in the Afghan capital on Friday, targeting a guest house in an upscale area of Kabul near several foreign embassies.

Two guards were killed and six other people injured after militants detonated a car bomb at the gate and stormed the building opposite the Spanish Embassy in the Shirpour neighborhood, according to a senior police official.

Afghan special forces pinned down the militants and surrounded them from all sides, the official and a special forces commander told NBC News on condition of anonymity.

Harun Arsalai, a 34-year-old Afghan freelance journalist who…

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