(CNN)Two Afghan workers for the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul were killed Monday after gunmen launched an attack, officials said.
Bomb triggers battle at Iraq Embassy in Kabul; 2 workers die
Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, also said three police officers were wounded.
Danish said a suicide bomber blew up the gates at about 11:30 a.m.
Three gunmen entered the embassy's grounds and began firing.
Afghan special forces were called in to engage the attackers, killing all of them after a battle lasting more than four hours.
Iraqi diplomats were taken to a safe place, Danish said, and none of them were injured.
The gunbattle is just the latest attack in Kabul in recent months, after two deadly bombings in May and July left almost 200 people dead.