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20 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Kunduz Airstrike

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Sangin-operation-3At least 20 Taliban insurgents were reportedly killed in a joint airstrike by Afghan and foreign troop in northern Kunduz province on Tuesday, local officials said.


The airstrike took place in Kunduz a day after Taliban insurgents seized control of the city after 14 hours of heavy clashes with security forces on Monday.
Reports received suggest that insurgents on Tuesday torched the offices of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - a German organization and other foreign offices in the city. In addition, they reportedly stole a large amount of military equipment.

Officials said that insurgent also torched the house of the deputy provincial governor and stole a number of military vehicles and equipment. In social media footage on Monday night, videos showed Taliban driving through the streets of Kunduz in official armored vehicles and military tanks.
"At least 20 insurgents ... were killed in the airstrikes so far," officials said.