Taliban captures Kunduz, third provincial capital in three days

The Taliban has captured the city of Kunduz, the armed group said, the third provincial capital it has taken over in the last three days.

A Taliban statement on Sunday said it has captured the police headquarters, the governor’s compound and the prison in the city.

Local sources and journalists in Kunduz confirmed to Al Jazeera that Taliban fighters are present in the capital.

“Heavy clashes started yesterday afternoon, all government headquarters are in control of the Taliban, only the army base and the airport is with ANDSF [Afghan security forces] from where they are resisting the Taliban,” Amrudddin Wali, a member of Kunduz provincial assembly, said.

Health officials in Kunduz said 14 bodies, including those of women and children, and more than 30 injured people have been taken to hospital.

Local sources and journalists in Kunduz confirmed to Al Jazeera that Taliban fighters are present in the capital.

“Heavy clashes started yesterday afternoon, all government headquarters are in control of the Taliban, only the army base and the airport is with ANDSF [Afghan security forces] from where they are resisting the Taliban,” Amrudddin Wali, a member of Kunduz provincial assembly, said.

Health officials in Kunduz said 14 bodies, including those of women and children, and more than 30 injured people have been taken to hospital.

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