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Insurgents breach Afghan Army Headquarters, eight killed

ANI  |  Kabul [Afghanistan] 

Eight people were killed and 10 wounded as insurgents penetrated the 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 killing at least 50 people.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 23:02 IST