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Taliban attack Afghanistan’s northern district repulsed – army

The Taliban militants’ offensive to overrun Imam Sahib district in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province has been repulsed as they fled, leaving over two dozen bodies behind.

The army officer in the province, Abdul Razaq said this on Tuesday in Kunduz.

“Taliban rebels launched a massive offensive on Monday to capture Imam Sahib District within the day but the security forces, backed by fighting planes, retaliated.

“This forced the insurgents to flee after leaving 28 bodies behind and 10 more injured,’’ Razaq told Xinhua.

The official confirmed that three security personnel have also been killed and five others injured.

District governor, Nazikmir Akbari, also confirmed the fighting, saying the insurgents have suffered huge casualties.

Taliban militants have yet to make a comment. (Xinhua/NAN)

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