Taliban bombers attacked offices belonging to the British Council and the United Nations in the center of Kabul capital Friday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

The NATO-led force in Afghanistan confirmed there had been two explosions near the British Council, spokesman Major Jason Waggoner said.

Witnesses told Reuters there had been a third explosion in the vicinity near a high school, which police confirmed.

Afghan police detectives security forces were battling assailants near the U.N. compound, which is located not far from the British Council.

The council is a British-funded agency which runs mainly cultural programs. It is not part of the main British embassy in the diplomatic area of Kabul.

We targeted the British Council and the U.N., Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said by telephone from an undisclosed location, adding that they would issue a statement on the attack shortly.

There was no immediate comment from the United Nations, or any indication of possible casualties.