06 July 2017

News Story: Taliban, Foreign Fighters ‘Planning Major Offensive On Kunduz’

Kunduz city (Click Image to Enlarge)
By Sayed Sharif Amiri

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Tuesday said the Taliban and their foreign associates have mobilized on the outskirts of Kunduz city and plan to launch a major offensive on Kunduz city.   

The acting minister of defense Tariq Shah Bahrami said the MoD will dispatch an additional contingent of troops to the battlefields to thwart a possible attack on the city by the Taliban.

He also said the MoD plans to conduct an extended air and ground operation against the militant group in the area.

According to Bahrami, Taliban fighters from provinces surrounding Kunduz have flocked to the area as reinforcements for the insurgents.

According to reports, the security threat level in areas such as Talwaka, Pul-e-Alchin and some regions of Imam Sahib and Ali Abad districts are extremely high.

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