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Taliban closing in on Kunduz’s Imam Sahib district

Taliban closing in on Kunduz’s Imam Sahib district

Jun 05, 2017 - 19:32

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Amid ongoing clashes between Talibaninfo-icon militants and security forces, the Imaminfo-icon Sahib district chief in northern Kunduz province on Monday said if reinforcements did not arrive, the district was likely to collapse.

Amanuddin Quraishi told Pajhwok Afghan News at around 5pm today that the Taliban launched attacks on Aqbai village on Sunday morning and eventual took control of the village.

The insurgents have now reached near Maqwar area of the district, he said, adding: “Last night, security forces arrived here and launched an operation. But unfortunately the Taliban advanced further and are closing in on the district centre.”

He said the situation was worse. “I am inside the district centre building which is the frontline of the clash.”

According to him, if reinforcements didn’t join the beleaguered security personnel, then the district might collapse.

A resident of the district bazaar, Abdul Hadi, said the insurgents had also captured Rawza area of the district. “The clash is ongoing and the government forces are on the run”, he claimed.

Imam Sahib, which shares border with Tajikistan, is a strategic district of Kunduz province.



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