Five Taliban insurgents attacked a regional Independent Election Commission (IEC)'s office, situated near a presidential candidate's home and Afghan National Army recruitment center on Tuesday, leaving five dead including the attackers, officials said.
More than ten people were injured in the attack.
The incident took place in Darul Aman area of Kabul, when two of the attackers detonated their explosives at the IEC office and opened way for three other attackers, said the Ministry of Interior Affairs Spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi.
Two of the three attackers were killed after a few hours by the police while the third was killed, after more than four hours of clashes, on the third floor of the IEC building.
More than 70 people, including employees of the IEC, were at the building when the insurgents attacked.
"Two police were killed, when the attackers detonated their explosives," said Sediqqi. "One provincial election council candidate and two employees of the office were also killed in the attack."
Special forces and Afghan police arrived at the scene to support the Afghan troops.
The victims of the attacks were taken to the hospital by Afghan police vehicles and ambulances.
Foreign troops were also at the scene, but Afghan police officials said the police had responsibility for the operation.