12 Jul '18, 2pm

Afghan forces suffer heavy casualties in Kunduz

The Afghan military “suffered heavy casualties” during a Taliban assault in a contested district in the northern province of Kunduz overnight. The attack was reportedly executed by the Taliban’s Red Unit, the group’s shock troops who are better trained than the average fighter. The Taliban launched its attack on a military base and security checkposts in the district of Dasht-i-Archi late last night, the group stated on its official website, Voice of Jihad. “[A] military base and 15 enemy check posts have been overrun, killing 72 puppets and leaving several others seriously wounded as well destroying 4 tanks and 4 ranger pickups,” the Taliban claimed. Afghan officials confirmed the fighting in Dasht-i-Archi and noted that “heavy clashes are still underway,” Khaama Press reported . At least 30 soldiers were reportedly killed and 17 more wounded. An unnamed Afghan official t...

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