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Periodic clashes continue in Kunduz

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: As security forces are engaged in clearance operation in the capital of northern Kunduz province after recapturing it from Taliban, reports suggest that periodic clashes between security forces and Taliban are still continued in the city.

The acting governor of Kunduz, Hamdullah Danishi, said on Tuesday that Taliban had employed new tactics in the fight against the government forces. He said that Taliban riding motorbikes open fire on security forces and run away.

According to the acting governor, the insurgents wanted to create fear factor among residents of the city.

Taliban seized several areas of the city on late Monday last week after deadly clashes with security forces. They had control of the seized areas for at least two days but security forces launched a large-scale operation to bring their siege to an end in these areas.

Taliban had suffered heavy casualties in these clashes and hundreds remained wounded, the ministry of defense claimed.

Security officials said that a small number of insurgents were hiding in civilian houses and attacking security forces. Some reports suggest that the militants carried out a few attacks in military uniform.

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