Taliban launches fresh attack on Afghan city of Kunduz
Taliban militants have launched a co-ordinated attack on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, officials say.
The militants attacked from four sides of the city in the middle of the night.
Mahmod Danish, spokesman for the provincial governor, said Afghan forces had repelled the attack.
Kunduz was briefly captured by the Taliban last September - the first time the insurgents had taken a major city - but government forces, backed by NATO, recaptured it within days.
Residents told the BBC they heard heavy fighting and helicopters flying over the city, the capital of the strategically important... read more
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