Kunduz Still Under Taliban Control, Locals Say, Despite Government Reports

October 1, 2015 7:31 AM

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Kunduz Still Under Taliban Control, Locals Say, Despite Government Reports

KABUL, Afghanistan — Kunduz residents and provincial officials said the city remained in Taliban hands early Thursday morning, despite Afghan government claims that it had retaken the city.

Kareema Sediqi, a member of the Kunduz provincial council, said that “the city is still in Taliban control,” but that Afghan security forces had advanced as far as a roundabout near the city’s entrance. But the situation appeared to be fluid, with fighting continuing.

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