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Fled to Takhar, Kunduz IDPs need shelter, food

Fled to Takhar, Kunduz IDPs need shelter, food

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Oct 01, 2015 - 18:09

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon attacks to capture northern Kunduz City displaced more than 6,000 families into neighbouring Takhar province, an official said on Thursday.

On the night between Sunday and Monday, hundreds of Taliban gunmen launched a multi-pronged attack on Kunduz City and captured it after a few hours of clashes with security forces.

Sunatullah Taimour, spokesman of Takhar governor, told Pajhwok Afghan News more than 6,000 families from Kunduz had arrived in Taluqan, the provincial capital, and Baharak, Farkhar, Warsaj and Kalafgan districts. He said the internally displaced persons (IDPs) lacked shelter and food.

Mohammad Yasin, one of the IDPs, said: “Currently my eight family members are living in a small congested place against rent. We left everything behind we had in Kunduz and currently we are broken.”

Taimour, however, said representatives of all aid agencies had been invited to Taluqan to discuss ways how to assist the displaced families.

Sayed Murtaza, Takhar refugee department  head, said they would launch a survey on Monday to ascertain facts and figures about the displaced persons. He added the survey report would be sent to Kabulinfo-icon for the release of aid.

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