Baztab News

Taliban attack on Kunduz repelled

14 Apr 2019 Afghanistan Times


AT News Reports

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


“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.

Original Link:

Open Original News

More from Afghanistan Times

  • Seven martyred in MoTIT terrorist attack 7 Hour

    By Farhad Naibkhel KABUL: At least seven people including three security forces were martyred in a terrorist attack on the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (MoTIT) Saturday morning,

  • Clashes at the gates of Kunduz city: Local officials 7 Hour

    AT News Reports KABUL: Local officials in northern Kunduz province blame the government for not paying attention to the security situation in the provincial city, saying that the clashes were now at the

  • Karzai concerned over government’s carelessness on night raids 7 Hour

    AT News Report KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned night raids against civilians in Ghazni province’s district of Gilan and the district of Nerkh in the neighboring province of Wardak,

  • ED: Talks revoked; Kabul relative calm shattered 8 Hour

    A fresh round of violence gripped Afghanistan’s capital city where blasts near Ministry of Telecommunication shattered relative calm days in which numerous deadly attacks were carried out. It occurred

  • 250 dead, 300 injured in recent floods across Afghanistan 8 Hour

    AT News Report KABUL: At least 250 people have died and 300 more wounded by the flash floods recently targeted different provinces including the capital Kabul, an official said Saturday. Najib Aqa Fahim,

  • Clerics say govt. responsible for damaging peace process 1 Day

    AT News Report KABUL: Religious scholars say that the peace process was the victim of government’s political goals. These clerics said on Friday in the eastern province of Nangarhar that also there were

  • Doha peace talks revoked over delegation row 1 Day

    AT News Report KABUL: The much-anticipated and the most critical peace talks between Afghan delegation and Taliban members have been revoked due to disagreement by Qatari government over who should attend.

  • Imran Khan hints at establishing cancer hospital in Afghanistan 1 Day

    AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said he will ask the management of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital to establish cancer hospital in Afghanistan. Addressing a rally

Latest News: