KABUL: The Afghan Interior Ministry says the death toll from Tuesday's Taliban attack in Kabul has risen sharply overnight to 64. The Afghan healthy ministry yesterday said at least 320 people were wounded in the attack.

The attackers targeted an agency that provides protection for high-ranking government officials, similar to the United States Secret Service.

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden truck outside the compound, and a pair of gunmen entered the compound in the aftermath before being killed in a battle with military forces.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.