Residents flee as Afghan troops battle Taliban in city of Kunduz

Residents flee as Afghan troops battle Taliban in city of Kunduz
 

Thousands of residents have fled or face deteriorating conditions as fighting between Afghan forces and Taliban militants entered its third day in the embattled northern city of Kunduz, officials said on Wednesday.
Taliban fighters easily penetrated the city's defences on Monday, raising questions about the capacity of the Western-backed security forces, even as international donors meet in Brussels to approve billions of dollars in new development aid for Afghanistan.
"Most civilians have abandoned Kunduz city and have gone to neighbouring districts or provinces," said Kunduz... read more

 
5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 28
Source: Reuters
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