BBC: Afghanistan forces defend Kunduz from Taliban

The Afghan government has launched a major offensive against Taliban forces near the north-eastern provincial capital of Kunduz.

The Taliban have come close to the city in recent fighting, leaving it cut off and displacing tens of thousands.

A BBC correspondent who has flown into Kunduz has heard gunfire and artillery exchanges not far from its centre.

Afghan officials say foreign jihadists trained by the Islamic State (IS) group are fighting alongside the Taliban.

More News On The Battle For The Afghan City Of Kunduz

Flights to besieged Afghan city canceled as Taliban, army clash -- Reuters
Afghan troops fight Taliban to hold on to key city -- The Telegraph
Battle Rages in Northern Afghanistan's Kunduz Province -- Radio Free Europe
Fighting kills 210 in last two weeks in N.Afghan's Kunduz province -- Xinhua
Afghan conflict: Kunduz battle heralds Taliban-IS tie-up -- BBC
Kunduz residents rise up against Taliban militants -- Khaama Press
Thousands flee homes ahead of expected battle near Afghan city -- Reuters
Refugee drama in Kunduz -- Deutsche Welle
Implications Of Taliban’s 2015 Spring Offensive – Analysis -- Eurasia Review

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