Seven killed in Taliban attack in Kunduz


KUNDUZ: Two Afghan soldiers and five Taliban militants were killed and 11 people from the two sides were wounded during pre-dawn clashes in northern Kunduz province, a local official said on Wednesday.
“The clashes erupted after Taliban militants stormed joint Afghan army and police checkpoint in Qarghaz locality of Iamam Sahib district early Wednesday. Five security force members and six militants were wounded during the fighting,” district chief Mahbubullah Sayyedi told Xinhua. The area was secured after the deadly gunbattle and the wounded people were shifted to a hospital in provincial capital Kunduz city, the official added. The northern Afghan provinces have been the scene of heavy clashes between Taliban and security forces for years.–Agencies