An Afghan police official says Taliban fighters have captured more than half of a major northern city after launching coordinated attacks.

Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, spokesman for the provincial police chief of Kunduz, told The Associated Press on Monday that gun battles are still underway between Taliban militants and Afghan government forces.

He says Taliban gunmen have occupied a number of government buildings in the city, including a hospital and a courthouse.

Zubair Massoud, Advisor to the National Security Council of Afghanistan, tweeted that Afghan Special Forces were preparing to enter the city. Read more…

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Taliban captures more than half of key Afghan city