Saturday, August 31, 2019

Taliban Have Launched A 'Massive Attack' On The Afghan City Of Kunduz

Reuters: Taliban, Afghan forces clash in northern Afghan city amid peace talks with U.S.

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban forces attacked the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, setting off hours of gun battles, even as U.S. negotiators move closer to finalizing a deal with the insurgents for the withdrawal of American troops from the country.

Heavy fighting has gone on in Kunduz since the early hours of the morning after Taliban fighters attacked from several directions, forcing Afghan forces to rush in reinforcements to prevent the insurgents from gaining control of the city.

Electricity and most telephone services were cut, and residents were sheltering in their houses, making it difficult to gain a complete picture of the fighting.

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More News On The Battle For The Afghan City Of Kunduz

Taliban launch ‘massive attack’ on Afghan city of Kunduz -- AP
Afghanistan conflict: Taliban launch major assault on Kunduz -- BBC
Taliban launch 'massive attack' on key Afghan city amid peace talks -- France 24
Taliban Insurgents Assault Key Afghan City as Peace Talks Continue -- VOA
Taliban launches major attack on Afghan city, as talks with US go on in Doha -- CNN
Afghan forces 'repel' Taliban attack on Kunduz, says Ashraf Ghani -- Al Jazeera
Afghan forces claim upper hand after Taliban attack Kunduz city -- AFP
Afghan air and ground forces effectively responding to Taliban attack in Kunduz city: Pamir Corps -- Khaama Press
Afghanistan: Taliban take hostages in attempt to seize Kunduz -- DW
Taliban launch massive attack on Kunduz as peace talks with US continue -- RT

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