Insurgents breach Afghan Army Headquarters, eight killed

| Updated: Apr 22, 2017 04:01 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 21 (ANI): 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. (ANI)