Afghanistan: Troops killed in Balkh army base attack
At least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed and several wounded in an attack by Taliban insurgents on a military base in Balkh province, military officials say.
Some reports say the number of troops killed or injured is far higher than initially reported.
The military say that Friday's attack took place near a mosque at the base, located in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif.
The Taliban said in a statement that they launched the attack.
The insurgents said they had inflicted heavy casualties on the army.
The Taliban fighters wore army uniforms and drove through military checkpoints before... read more
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