Eight soldiers killed in attack on Afghan army compound
Eight soldiers have been killed by gunmen wearing army uniforms who stormed a military compound in the Balkh province of Afghanistan.
The gunmen entered the compound manned by members of the 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army with a military vehicle and began shooting as soldiers prayed in a mosque.
Daulat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghanistan Ministry of Defence, said 11 people were also injured.
An attacker wearing a suicide vest was killed by soldiers before his explosives could ignite, Mr Waziri added.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.