KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Around 1,000 families have left their houses for safer places as fighting for the control of the strategically important Imam Sahib district in the northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan entered its second day on Monday, said a local official.
Taliban militants launched coordinated offensive against government interests in Imam Sahib district Sunday afternoon to overrun the district, which has left over a dozen dead and injured.
"Around 1,000 families have left their houses for safer places since eruption of the conflict in Imam Sahib district on Sunday," member of Kunduz Provincial Council, Mohammad Yusuf Ayubi told Xinhua.
At least 13 people including 10 militants and three security personnel have been killed as clash for the control of Imam Sahib district in the northern Kunduz province entered its second day on Monday, district governor Amanudin Qurishi said.
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