Kabul: A group of heavily armed Taliban suicide bombers have assaulted a district police headquarters in western Kabul, sparking a fierce gun battle with security forces.

The coordinated insurgent raid, which began with a suicide car bombing at the entrance of the facility, has left several people dead and dozens wounded.

Mujahid also claimed responsibility for an attack in an eastern part of the Afghan capital at an outpost manned by the National Directorate of Security, the Afghan spy agency.

There are reports at least six police personnel were killed and more than 70 people wounded, including civilians. Interior Ministry Spokesman Sediq Sediqqi says an official casualty toll and details about the number of attackers will be issued once the police headquarters is secured.