The Afghan city of Kunduz has come under attack from the Taliban. A coordinated assault has been launched from four directions and they have gained entry into the city, according to the latest update by Reuters. Sheer Ali Kamal, commander of the 808 Tandar police zone in Kunduz, said, “We are putting all our efforts together to push them back.”
He also said that the attack began at around midnight (1930 GMT Sunday) and fighting was still going on in and around the city.
Earlier too the city of Kunduz, had fell briefly to the Taliban a year ago and has been witnessing repeated clashes between forces and Taliban. The most serious attacks however, took place between April, July and August this year.
As reported by Reuters, at least five Taliban fighters armed with AK-47 assault rifles, machines guns were seen propelling rocket grenades in the city.
The attack comes as the Taliban have stepped up operations in different parts of Afghanistan, including the strategic southern province of Helmand, where they have been threatening the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah.