Kabul gun battle that lasted for about two hours on Saturday afternoon took the lives of 9 people, including two policemen while 12 others were wounded in the attack, security officials say.
Afghan security officials confirmed civilian casualties in the incident.
The incident took place after a police station in the heart of Kabul came under attack by three suicide bombers wearing military uniforms.
Security officials said the first suicide bomber blew himself up outside the station and the two others were attempting to get into the city's first security district compound while exchanging fire with forces.
The two remaining suicide bombers were shot dead by Afghan security forces, officials said.
Right after the first suicide attack happened, people were panicking out of the Kabul Market known as Mandawi, the biggest wholesale market in Kabul that is full of businessmen and vendors almost at any time of the day.
The situation has gone back to normal, officials said.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.
The incident happened hours after Afghan President Hamid Karzai told reporters at a press conference that the United States is in direct talks with the Taliban to broker a peace settlement.
In a separate incident in southern Ghazni province at least 15 fuel tankers bounded to ship fuel to Nato troops were torched by insurgents on Saturday. Four guards were killed and four others were injured in the attacks.
The attacks came as the US President Barack Obama is on the verge announcing the size of the troops that should be pulled out of Afghanistan based on Obama's troop withdrawal strategy that will begin this July.To watch video clip, please click here: