36 Taliban killed in ANDSF operation in Kunduz

At least 36 Taliban insurgents were killed and 15 more wounded in an operation by the Afghan forces in Kunduz province, security officials said Sunday.

According to officials, the Afghan Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) have launched an operation to crack down on the Taliban presence in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz.

The officials said that so far three villages including Joy Begum, Ismail Qishlaq, and Kyrghizha have been cleared of militants.

Meanwhile, the Taliban have intensified attacks on the outskirts of the provincial capital of Kunduz city.

Sources said at least five policemen were killed after the militants attacked the Bagh-e-Zeraat security outpost in PD1 and the Ibrahim Khil outpost in PD4 of the city in the past two days.

According to the sources, the outposts have collapsed to the Taliban.

Farid Mashal, Kunduz Police Chief, said one policeman was killed and four children were wounded in the attacks.