Afghan forces fight for Kunduz after Taliban takeover

Afghanistan has launched a counteroffensive in Kunduz a day after Taliban forces overran the strategic northern city. It was the group’s biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001.

Backed by a US airstrike, Afghan forces have begun a mission to retake the northern city of Kunduz. Government forces regrouped at Kunduz’s outlying airport ahead of Tuesday’s counteroffensive. The fall of Kunduz , the provincial capital and home to about 300,000 people on the northern border with Tajikistan, sent panicked residents fleeing and dealt a major blow to Afghanistan’s NATO-trained security forces.

“Reinforcements have been deployed to the city,” regional police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini said on Tuesday. “We have retaken the provincial police department and provincial prison,” he added.

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