Taliban insurgents unleashed massive attacks on Kunduz city at around midnight today. Clashes are still underway, as per local officials.
Ghulam Rabbani Rabbani, member of Kunduz provincial council told Reporterly,“Taliban group launched attacks from multiple directions on Kunduz at around 01:30am today and fighting is still underway”.
He added that because of the massive fighting, there is no report about causalities of civilian and security forces.
Afghan and NATO air-forces have arrived at the area, Rabbani added.
Meanwhile, President Spokesman Sediq Sediqqi in a tweet said, “Security forces are repelling the Taliban attack on some parts of Kunduz city; their top priority is to protect the civilians. As always, the Taliban have taken positions in civilian areas.”
Kunduz Police command in a statement said that security forces are repelling Taliban assaults and added that Taliban suffered heavy causalities.
Zabihullah Mujaheed, Taliban spokesperson in a tweet claimed that they have captured Mandi and Berinji Bazar of Kunduz city and said several outposts of security forces fallen to Taliban.