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Taliban defeated in Kundoz, Afghan officials claim

(Last Updated On: October 14, 2015)

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Afghanistan Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoIA) claims that the armed Taliban group defeated in Kundoz and the group will destroy before escaping the province.

Spokesman of MoIA declared that simultaneously with capturing the Char Dara district of Kundoz province, operations for suppressing Taliban are seriously ongoing in Imam Saheb Qala Zal and Dasht-e Archi districts.

Afghan troops have pushed back Taliban from one of their strongholds; Char Dara district of northern Kundoz province on late Tuesday and launched a counteroffensive against militants who had stormed the city days earlier.

“Nearly 100 Taliban insurgents were killed in several parts of the country in the past 24 hours and our Afghan security forces will use any facilities to suppress the Taliban group,” Sidiq Sidiqi, MoI spokesman said.

But sources on condition of anonymity say that the armed Taliban have replaced mines in Kabul-Kandahar highway and created many problems for passengers.

“Operations against Taliban fighters are also ongoing in Ghazni province and we will defeat them in any way possible,” Sidiqi added.

Afghan forces took over responsibility for security this year as the U.S. and its coalition partners largely ended their combat role.

This comes as earlier the Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor has asked the Afghan government to accept its ‘defeat’ in the northern city of Kunduz, advising Kabul against the attribution of Taliban ‘victory’ to foreign intelligence.

 

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