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Kunduz-Baghlan highway closed after clashes

Kunduz-Baghlan highway closed after clashes

Jul 03, 2017 - 13:00

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): The Kunduz-Baghlan highway was blocked on Monday as a result of clashes between security forces and Taliban in Aliabad district, an official said.

Hayatullah Faqiri, the district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban attacked security check-posts on the highway in Madrassa area at 5:00am.

He said the militants had established checkpoints on the busy road, which had to be blocked for traffic. The security forces are trying to push back the insurgents and reopen the highway.

On the other hand, fierce clashes erupted between in Talwakah area of Kunduz. A security source revealed an Afghan army base was under Taliban siege and a clash underway.

Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban’s spokesman, claimed causalities had been inflicted on security forces in Charkhab and Mullah Sardar areas of Kunduz City. Several tanks had been destroyed, he said.