Three attackers entered the compound after a fourth blew himself up in a vehicle bombing at an embassy gate in the late morning Monday.
Two Afghan guards were killed in a suicide and gun attack on the Iraqi embassy in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday, the Iraqi foreign ministry said. A security source told AFP that a suicide bomber had blown himself up outside the Iraqi embassy.
Afghan police officials initially said the attack was launched with a auto bomb. However, there was no immediate announcement about the total number of casualties as the standoff continued for hours.
The Italy-based medical charity Emergency received two people wounded in the attack as of Monday afternoon at its Kabul medical facility, spokeswoman Rossella Palma said via email. It says security forces were still trying to ferret out the remaining attackers.
A special unit of the Afghan National Police (ANP) had reached the site quickly and surrounded the area and rescued the embassy staff.
At least four explosions, as well as gunfire and grenades, were reported to have heard in the incident.
"At around 11.10 a.m., four terrorists attacked the Iraqi Embassy".
The resurgent Taliban claim numerous attacks as they step up their bid to drive out foreign forces with a series of assaults across the country.
Police quickly cordoned off the area, barring reporters from coming too close to the scene.