Taliban attacks key military base in north Afghanistan

Taliban fighters dressed in military uniforms attacked a key army headquarters in northern Afghanistan on Friday, with at least one soldier killed and several wounded. 

The attack occurred near a mosque on the military base near Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of Balkh province, during Friday prayers, officials said. Other reports suggested as many as eight Afghan troops had been killed.

Al Jazeera's Rob McBride, reporting from Kabul, said the assailants had been surrounded by Afghan commandos, adding fighting was ongoing and one attacker was captured.

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