Taliban insurgents killed 2 more passengersA major Taliban attack was repulsed in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan following hours of heavy clashes between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban insurgents.

Provincial police chief Gen. Mohammad Qasim Jangal Bagh said the Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack in the early hours of Monday morning.

He said the attack was launched from four angles in Qala Zal district but the Afghan forces effectively responded to the Taliban fire.

According to Jangal Bagh, at least 6 Taliban insurgents were killed and 3 others were wounded during the gun battle.

Meanwhile, the district administrative chief Mahboobullah Sayedi said the Taliban insurgents also attacked the district administrative compound and some check posts of the Afghan Local Polce (ALP) forces.

He said at least 5 Taliban insurgents were killed during the clashes.

The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the incident so far which comes as the group has been continuously attempting to increase violence in this province since they launched their spring offensive.

The group has also launched a number of attacks in other districts including the provincial capital with an aim to recapture it but their attacks were repulsed by the Afghan forces.

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