Fight with Taliban in Kunduz still rages on, on 2nd day.
Severe gun battles raged intended for a 2nd day in Afghanistan’s besieged city of Kunduz subsequent to the Taliban in initiated a latest, multipronged assault on city they had momentarily detained previous year, officials stated.
Sediq Sediqqi spokesman of Interior Ministry stated forces of Afghan security were “trying to make safe the city” but gunmen of Taliban are hiding in inhabited homes, making advancement hard and slow.
The Taliban initiated their assault as of every direction the earlier day. They momentarily hoisted a flag on a major intersection earlier than being driven back as of the city.
Mohammad Yusouf Ayubi, leader of provincial council of Kunduz, stated the city has turned into a combat zone, with fighting happening in several different regions.
“We cannot set out to our office as the region is in the power of the Taliban,” he stated, adding up that members of council as an alternative were meeting at a site about 1.5 kilometers away from city.
Militants of Taliban have placed mines in dissimilar region of city, creating movement very hard, he stated. “Native people are entrapped in their houses.”
Last year collapse of Kunduz sent trembling across the state and in the midst of Afghanistan’s supporters in the global society as it spotted the Taliban’s initial detainment of a town center from the time when the faction was expelled in 2001. The city appeared under risk once more in April, while U.S.-supported forces of Afghan drove the Taliban backside into neighboring districts.
Spokesman of U.S. military in Afghanistan, Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland stated the military of Afghan had moved back up into Kunduz within the night.
“Whereas there is intermittent fighting, the government runs Kunduz,” he stated, adding up that “forces of U.S. will offer support as required.”
Whereas Cleveland stated there was no U.S. airstrikes during the night, “there was 1 engagement of US air to ground by means of helicopter on the border of city of Kunduz to protect friendly armed forces.”
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