At least 10 people were killed after a massive blast outside a British security company´s compound in Kabul late Wednesday, officials said, with the attack claimed by the Taliban in the latest violence to target the Afghan capital.

The interior ministry and police both said the blast had been a car bomb targeting a compound which houses G4S, a private British security company, in east Kabul.

“We can confirm that there has been an incident at one of our locations in Kabul. The situation is ongoing and we are coordinating with the Afghan authorities to bring it to a conclusion,” a G4S spokesman said.

Afghan authorities also said they were conducting a clearing operation at the site.

“10 dead, 19 wounded have been evacuated from site,” health ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said.

Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi confirmed the toll but warned it could yet change.