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Afghan Forces Scramble To Repel Taliban From Kunduz

Government forces rushed to defend the northern Afghan city of Kunduz after Taliban fighters launched a coordinated attack in the early hours of October 3. Kunduz police said the militants had been pushed back but fighting was continuing in the outskirts of the city. The Taliban claimed they had captured several checkpoints. Kunduz fell for a few days to the Taliban one year ago, in a battle that the UN said left 289 people dead and hundreds more wounded. (Reuters)