Taliban launch coordinated attack on Afghan city

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Kabul, Oct 3 (IANS) Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on north Afghanistan’s Kunduz city to recapture its control, authorities said on Monday.

A provincial officials said the offensive was launched by the Taliban from different areas on the city on Sunday night and sporadic clashes continued on the outskirts of the city, the Khaama news reported.

The militants have blocked some key routes to the other districts of Kunduz, including the highway connecting to Aliabad district, the officials added.

There were so far no reports regarding casualties as a result of the coordinated attack.

The Taliban militants have launched numerous attacks on Kunduz city since it was retaken by the Afghan Special Operations Forces last week.

The Taliban insurgents were accused of horrific criminal activities after they seized control of the city, including target killings, rape, kidnappings, use of civilians as shields, and looting of public and private properties.

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