Qala-e-Zal District Collapses To The Taliban

Provincial council member states the Kunduz district has fallen to the Taliban following two days of heavy clashes.

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Sayed Asad Sadat, a Kunduz provincial council member said Qala-e-Zal district collapsed on Saturday morning to the Taliban after two days of heavy clashes between the insurgent group and security forces.

He said however that as yet there are no reports of casualties.

Earlier Mahbubullah Sayede, the district governor for Qala-e-Zal district, said Taliban insurgents carried out a group attack on Aqtepa in Qala-e-Zal district on Friday morning and heavy clashes are still ongoing in the area.

Sayede said that there is an urgent need for reinforcements.

Security officials have not yet commented.

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