Taliban take parts of Kunduz; food shortage looms large
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Provincial council members and residents of northeastern Kunduz province on Wednesday said Taliban control most areas of the provincial capital and people were faced with a shortage of food as all roads had been blocked.
Amruddin Wali, a provincial council member, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban were openly moving around the strategic city, whose residents were in a state of fear and leaving their homes.
“Only the governor’s house, the intelligence and police headquarter and the city’s main square are under the government’s control,” he claimed, saying airstrikes were underway and a number of houses and markets had been destroyed.
Wali said residents of the city were faced with a shortage of food and water as a single piece of bread cost 50 afghanis.He demanded Kunduz City should be paid urgent attention and the fighting there had to be led by a one force.
Mohammad Musa, a resident of the city who was leaving his home along with his wife and four children, said the Taliban were operating from Imam Sahib Port near the city’s main square and people were in a scary situation.
“A bread piece that cost 10 Afghanis previously now accounts for 50 afghanis. Civilian houses are being bombarded and shelled. Some houses have already been destroyed. Several people are stuck in their homes and cannot flee,” he said.
The Pajhwok reporter in Kunduz also said the situation in the province was not good and the militants were moving around the main square.He confirmed people were leaving their homes. But local officials did not commenton the situation in the province.
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