05:19 GMT10 July 2020
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    In the ongoing confrontation between Taliban insurgents and the Afghan security forces in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz over two dozen Taliban militants were killed, the Kunduz police chief said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In the fight to chase insurgents out of the city, 25 of them were killed by security forces, Gen. Qasim Jangalbah was quoted as saying by the Afghan TOLOnews television network.

    The broadcaster has reported earlier that the center of Kunduz has been freed from Taliban, but the government forces have not yet been able to completely oust them from the city.

    The Taliban movement has also been able to seize some territories in Helmand and Uruzgan regions in the last two months.

    Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, with government forces fighting the continuing Taliban insurgency, while the Daesh terror group, outlawed in Russia, has also expanded its activities both in the country and in the neighboring states.

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