Afghan President vows to retake Kunduz from Taliban

September 29, 2015 03:50 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 04:11 pm IST - Kabul

The Afghan President has vowed to retake a key northern city captured by the Taliban the day before, saying the military has already launched a counter-offensive on Kunduz.

President Ashraf Ghani says his security forces are “retaking government buildings ... and reinforcements, including special forces and commandos are either there or on their way there.”

Mr. Ghani spoke in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, a day after the Taliban captured the city of Kunduz in a multi-pronged assault that took the authorities and military officials by surprise.

Mr. Ghani claimed that “the enemy has sustained heavy casualties” and urged his nation to trust Afghan troops and not give in to “fear and terror.”

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