27 Apr '15, 3pm

Taliban launch offensive in northern Afghan province

Taliban fighters train at a camp in the northenrn province of Faryab. Thousands of Taliban fighters attacked Afghan forces in the northern province of Kunduz in an effort to seize control of the provincial capital and outlying districts. Afghan officials have said that several areas of Kunduz are now under the jihadist group’s control. Taliban forces assaulted the districts of Imam Sahib, Aliabad, and Qala-i-Zal as well as areas in Kunduz city over the weekend. The chief of Kunduz’s provincial council claimed that “about 2,000 heavily-armed insurgents attacked” the district center in Imam Sahib, and that contact with more than 500 Afghan security personnel in the district has been lost, Pajhwok Afghan News reported . The governor of Kunduz conceded that the Taliban have taken control of several villages and that security forces have abandoned at least three outposts. The g...

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