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Heavy Clashes Ongoing In Kunduz's Imam District

An official has said that the Taliban have moved forward on the battlefield and that over 1,000 families have been forced to flee the area.

Taliban attacked Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province on Sunday afternoon and clashes are still ongoing, local officials said on Monday.

Mohammad Yousuf Ayoubi, a member of the local provincial council said Taliban insurgents have advanced on the battlefield and over 1,000 families have been displaced.

"Nearly 20 civilians were wounded in the clashes. The Taliban have also moved forward and they are two kilometers from the district governor's compound," Ayoubi said.

But Hamidullah Hamidi, the provincial police chief, said the Taliban fighters have retreated and "they (Taliban) have suffered heavy casualties in the attack."

"A Taliban commander is also among the dead and two armored vehicles belonging to the insurgents were destroyed," Hamidi claimed.

[Source: Tolo News, Kabul, 05Jun17]

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