At least 10 people have been killed in an attack on a NATO compound in the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say.
Kabul provincial police chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi said the attackers detonated a car bomb at the compound gate on Tuesday morning before attacking guards with small-arms fire.
Those killed included the four suicide attackers and four guards.
The attack happened after the interior ministry announced that armed attacks over the past one month left nearly 300 Afghan local and national policemen dead, illustrating how casualties among local forces are mounting now that NATO-led coalition troops have handed over responsibility for combat operations.
Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told reporters that 299 police were killed in the last month, and another 618 were wounded.
As Afghan forces have become more involved in security operations, they have seen a sharp rise in deaths, while casualties among the US-led military coalition have fallen as the international forces pull back to let the Afghans take the lead. The NATO coalition in June formally handed over all security operations across the country to Afghan forces.