A Save the Children spokesperson said: "Our primary concern is for the safety and security of our staff. Our initial information shows so far, one dead and 14 wounded have been brought to hospitals", Khogyani said.
An eyewitness who was inside the compound at the time told AFP news agency that he saw a gunman hitting the main gate with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG).
Local media have reported children at a nearby school were seen running from the area as gunfire was heard.
"I hope for a quick and safe end to this horrific incident", he said on Twitter.
New Pentagon strategy takes aim at Russia, China
US Defense Secretary James Mattis has spelled out in clear language what had been hinted at by US National Security Advisor H.R. The US military's competitive edge has eroded "in every domain of warfare" he said, partly because of inconsistent funding.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the Taliban, seeking to reimpose Islamic rule after their 2001 ouster, issued a statement denying involvement.
Nick Kay, the United Kingdom ambassador to Afghanistan, called the attack an outrage and crime against humanity.
There are several other aid agencies in the area, along with government offices.
Charity groups continue to work under tough conditions in the country, facing regular attacks and kidnappings.
Afghan Forces End Deadly Kabul Hotel Siege
About 150 desperate staff and guests managed to escape the building throughout the night, amid heavy gunfire and explosions. Spokesperson of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry Anuar Zhainakov confirmed that a Kazakh citizen was among the dead.
In October, the Red Cross announced that it was drastically reducing its operations in Afghanistan following attacks that killed seven of its staff past year.
Facebook Shares Plummet After News Feed Announcement
So yes, this is possible. "Everybody's Facebook traffic has been declining all year, so they've been de-emphasising news ". The social media platform wants to get back to basics i.e.to focus overwhelmingly on communication between user .
South & North Korea will march under unified flag at Olympics
While engagement between the two Koreas is at its highest level in years, North Korea has held a hard line on certain issues. North and South Korea will form their first joint Olympic team and march together at the opening ceremony , Seoul says.
PM Modi On Davos
The PM said he wanted to fully leverage the fact that after 30 years, there was a government with a full majority in India. The important signal of this visit is that we engage we engage with the world in a multidimensional way, "Gokhale said".
Fleetwood fires on back-nine to defend Abu Dhabi title
Fleetwood added that the tough conditions made it easier for him to focus. "It was important to come out and make sure I'm hungry. I just really wanted to win this one", said Fleetwood, who is expected to advance from 18th to 11th in the rankings on Monday.
Mourinho takes a dig at big spending City
Last Saturday's 2-2 draw at Leicester was the first of four top-flight games in 10 days for United . For us to score two goals we need to play in their half for 45 minutes, with only one defender.