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Taliban attack on Kunduz repelled

14 Apr 2019 Afghanistan Times

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KABUL: Taliban insurgents have launched attack on provincial

city of northern Kunduz province just day after announcing its “Spring

Offensive” named “Al-Fath”, local officials said Saturday.

Provincial Police Spokesman Enaumudeen Rahmani said the

attack was conducted early Saturday morning in the outskirts of the Kunduz

city.

“Around 2am local time, the Taliban

begun their attacks on the Kunduz city from different directions, but faced

with strong response by the security forces, the attack was failed,” he said. 

He emphasized that the brave Afghan security forces stand

united and ready to protect the residents, asking them not to be worried. Meanwhile,

residents said that some families have been displaced after the attack.

“I live in Chele-Mazar area of Kunduz city. The clashes are

still ongoing and forced to leave our residency,” said Sher Khan a resident. 

Head of Kunduz Provincial Council Safiullah Amiri, said that

local and central government security officials should pay serious attention in

regards of deterioration of Kunduz situation. 

“There would be another human tragedy, the government must

bring the situation under its control,” he said.

During past three years, Kunduz province has fallen to the

Taliban insurgents twice. The both times had ended with killing and displacing

of hundreds of Afghans—civilians and military personnel.

Ironic to mention that the terrorist group has been

condemned by US and Afghan officials for announcing its spring offensive on

Friday named Al-Fath.

Both, Afghan forces and Taliban insurgents announced

fighting season against each other in the wake of ongoing peace push brokered

by US administration.

After announcement of spring offensive, US backed Afghan

forces in the fight against Taliban as the Result Support Mission in

Afghanistan declared support to Afghan security forces to tame insurgents.

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