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The battle of Kunduz leaves 27 Afghan security forces and civilians dead and another 114 wounded

Afghan police and military deployed in the Afghan province of Kunduz – REUTERS / STRINGER AFGHANISTAN – Archive

Another 56 Taliban have died during the insurgent invasion of the capital of the Afghan province

At least 27 people, including 21 members of the Afghan security forces, have died in the Taliban attack on Saturday against the city of Kunduz, capital of the province of the same name, in eastern Afghanistan, and another 114 are wounds according to the balance of the Ministry of Interior.

The battle of Kunduz leaves 27 Afghan security forces and civilians dead and another 114 wounded
The battle of Kunduz leaves 27 Afghan security forces and civilians dead and another 114 wounded

The balance, collected by the Afghan news agency Pahjwok, details “21 police and soldiers, plus six civilians, dead, and 85 civilians and 29 wounded soldiers.”

Official sources consulted by the Tolo News network, which has already finished the assault, have also confirmed that 56 Taliban militiamen died during the coordinated attack, one of the most serious of the last four in the region, since the first major insurgent assault Against the city in 2015.

However, the Taliban offensive is not over there. This early morning, multiple insurgent forces have invaded the city of Pul e Jumri, in the province of Baghlan, according to witnesses from Tolo News.

The attack began at 01.00 in the morning, local time, in the neighborhoods of Band e Do and Dewar e Madan, near the city center. According to residents, some people who were close to the fighting had begun to leave their homes.

The Interior Ministry has said that this latest attack has not been as intense as Kunduz's. The Taliban, instead of moving forward, have entrenched themselves in two parts of the city and security forces have begun to deploy in the area.

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