Taliban seize half of strategic northern city in Afghanistan

Taliban seize half of strategic northern city in Afghanistan

Taliban fighters have captured more than half of a major northern city after launching coordinated attacks, Afghan police say.

Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, spokesman for the provincial police chief of Kunduz, said that gun battles are still ongoing between Taliban militants and Afghan government forces.

He said Taliban gunmen have occupied a number of government buildings in the city, including a hospital and a courthouse.

Kunduz city, capital of the province of the same name, has twice come under attack by the Taliban this year.

The strategically situated city was once one of Afghanistan’s wealthiest.

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