Afghan Taliban recapture Kunduz city


KUNDUZ: Afghan Taliban Monday entered the central district of the key Afghan city of Kunduz and claimed to have recaptured the provincial capital.
Afghan media reported that government and police forces were still resisting the massive Taliban assault as civilians flee the city. However, the Taliban released the pictures and videos of the Taliban patrolling in the empty central square of the city.
“Kunduz main intersection has just been overrun by Mujahideen, attacks underway on governor compound and police HQ,” said a tweet from Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
Mujahid later posted a short video showing armed men in shawls praying and freely walking around what appeared to be a built-up part of Kunduz, a city of more than 250,000 people and a strategically important transport waypoint in the north of the country.
Taliban forces launched a surprise assault on the city from four directions at dawn on Monday, and by afternoon of the same day, officials said that “most” of Kunduz had been captured.
Kabul announced that it was sending reinforcements, and Resolute Support, the NATO mission in the country said that “US enablers, including air power, are in position and prepared to assist in Kunduz as needed.”


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