Insurgents breach Afghan Army Headquarters, eight killed

Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 21 : Eight people were killed and 10 wounded as insurgents penetrated the Afghan National Army's 209 Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Balkh province on Friday afternoon.

According to Tolo News, a number of fighters made their way to the onsite mosque where Friday prayers were underway.

Officials said the attack started at about 1.30pm and a gunfight ensued lasting for at least five hours.

Security forces managed to kill all attackers, officials confirmed. This is the second massive attack on a military installation in recent months. Two months ago, insurgents attacked the Sardar Mohammad Daoud military hospital in Kabul killing at least 50 people.

Source: ANI