Monday, July 03, 2017
Kabul (BNA) A major Taliban offensive on the strategic Kunduz province has been repulsed by the Afghan national defense and security forces, inflicting heavy loss on the Taliban insurgents.
According to the local government officials, the Taliban insurgents launched a coordinated attack on Dasht-e-Archi district earlier on Saturday, targeting the district from several angles.
The officials further added that the attack was repulsed by the Afghan security forces who were on alert regarding the possible attack.
The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed the attack and said at least fourteen insurgents were killed after the Afghan forces responded to the Taliban fire.
The statement further added that several key commanders of the group were among those killed and at least nine others were wounded.