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Taliban again attack Kunduz City but repelled

Taliban again attack Kunduz City but repelled

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Nov 05, 2015 - 15:26

KUDNUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Talibaninfo-icon insurgents once against attacked security forces guarding Kunduz City, the capital of northern Kunduz province, but they were pushed back, officials said on Thursday.

Fierce clashes erupted at 8pm on Wednesday night after Taliban insurgents attacked security checkpoints in Pul Alcheen, Gortepa and Khakni areas of Kunduz City, police spokesman Syed Sarwar Hussaini told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The attackers were pushed back after a gun battle lasting few hours, he said, but gave no information about casualties to both sides.

The Taliban captured Kunduz City on Sept. 28 and ruled it for three days before they were driven by Afghan security forces.

The security forces regained full control of the strategic city, the first urban centre falling to Taliban, in two weeks.

“We heard gunshots and then could not sleep for the whole night,” a resident of Kunduz City, Abdul Raqeeb, said, criticising the governor for what he said not having the intention to eliminate militants.

He said if the situation remained the same and the government signaled no intention to clear the city of Taliban, the citizens would be obliged to leave the city permanently.

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