Afghan officials say four gunmen, including a suicide bomber, attacked an army recruitment center in northern Afghanistan, killing at least five members of the security forces members.
Gunshots could still be heard coming from the site hours later early on Sunday.
The attackers stormed the recruitment center in Kunduz province at daybreak and at least one of them was able to detonate his explosives, said Hamdullah Danishi, the province's deputy governor. The blast shattered windows in nearby homes.
The dead included three Afghan soldiers and two police officers, Danishi said.
He says three of the attackers were killed in the initial assault but one was still alive and fighting with government forces inside the center at 9am local time (4:30 GMT).