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Heavy clashes reported in Ishkamesh district of Takhar province

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clashes in Takhar reportedHeavy clashes have also been reported in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan following a major offensive by the Taliban militants in the neighboring Kunduz province.

The Taliban militants have reportedly launched the attack on the district’s administrative compound and police headquarter earlier this evening.

A local security official confirmed that additional forces have been deployed and gun battle continue between the Afghan forces and the Taliban militants.

The official further added preliminary reports suggest at least fifteen Taliban militants have been killed and twelve others have been wounded during the gun battle.

In the meantime, the Taliban militants claimed that they have full taken control of the district.

This comes as the northern Kunduz city was seized by the Taliban militants following a coordinated attack launched earlier this morning.

The security officials said the Afghan forces retreated from the city to prevent civilian casualties but assured that the control of the city will be taken back from the militants.

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