04 July 2017

News Story: Fierce Battles Rage On Outskirts Of Kunduz City

By Hamid Shirzai

Heavy fighting between Afghan security forces and the Taliban broke out early Sunday morning when dozens of Taliban fighters launched coordinated attacks on several points on the outskirts of the city.   

Reports indicate that the Taliban has also closed all roads leading into Kunduz city, including the Kunduz-Baghlan highway.  

But provincial officials claim security forces have pushed back the Taliban and inflicted a heavy casualty toll on the group.  

“This morning the Taliban launched their attacks from two directions from Talwaka village and Khanabad Road, fortunately their attacks were repelled and the enemy sustained heavy casualties,” said Sayed Mahmoud Danish, a spokesman for the Kunduz governor. 

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