Afghan police say at least three people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a guest house in northern Afghanistan, which has seen a rise in insurgent attacks.
Mubobullah Sayedi, a spokesman for the governor of Kunduz province, said that shortly after dawn on Tuesday, a suicide attacker blew himself up outside the two-story inn, which is frequented by foreigners. He says two other attackers rushed inside and engaged police in a two-hour gunbattle.
He says three guards working at the guest house in the city of Kunduz were killed and 10 other people were wounded. He says foreigners staying at the guest house escaped through the rear of the building.
The guest house burned and several nearby homes were damaged.