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Taliban militants seize the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan

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A spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry said in an interview with the Associated Press that the city of Kunduz, located in northern Afghanistan, was captured by Taliban militants, RIA reports "News".




The Taliban organized an attack on the administrative center of the province of the same name on Monday morning. According to eyewitnesses, militant groups seized a prison, a security office, a provincial council building, a UN mission, government buildings, a hospital, private banks, and also burned down a city radio station.

TV channel TOLO News notes that government forces have decided to retreat to avoid casualties among civilians. Additional forces were sent to the city.

According to preliminary data, at least 20 people were killed as a result of an attack by militants, more than 100 were injured.

The Taliban fighters began active offensive actions at the end of April, ignoring attempts by the country's authorities to resume peace negotiations. In May, they managed to surround the center of the province - the city of Kunduz. According to local authorities, the militants of the Islamic State are fighting on the side of the Taliban.
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  1. milann
    milann 29 September 2015 10: 40 New
    14
    It is on the border with Tajikistan. This is very disturbing.
    Because Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan receive weapons systems from Russia as part of the CSTO. And our military bases in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, which are largely composed of military aircraft. It is clear whose "star-striped" interest shines through here.
    1. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 29 September 2015 10: 48 New
      +6
      It begins ... I hope our ready for such a development of the situation?
      1. Sterlya
        Sterlya 29 September 2015 11: 29 New
        0
        where are these bullshit? there are still many thousands of them.
        They probably sit in their bases, their nose will not stick out. They will begin to appear when everything is less or less settled down. the poor fighters
    2. marlin1203
      marlin1203 29 September 2015 10: 49 New
      +2
      And where are we now to catch these Taliban? On the Panj?
      1. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter 29 September 2015 11: 04 New
        +4
        Familiar places, however, this Kunduz .....
        And the worst thing in this story is that these Yankers, that is, coalition forces, can begin to squeeze spirits to the river ....
    3. donavi49
      donavi49 29 September 2015 11: 14 New
      +8
      Now they go to Kem and Mazar-e-Sharif. Strange as it may seem, the overall strategy is beneficial to Pakistan and the coalition; government troops surrender the country's north - Mansur. Army men retreat quite freely and unhurriedly from Kunduz, with weapons, families and acquired wealth, including officials all leaving. Perhaps this is a local agreement - they did not strongly resist, but for this they got the right to leave without problems, and perhaps a global strategy to raise the profile of Mansur in the local environment.

      Everything is very complicated there:
      Mansur is like the official leader of the Taliban, but he is one of the most moderate, and the Americans negotiated with him on the transfer of the Taliban to a political party with election preferences (a transparent hint at the change of Karzai to Mansur). However, due to these negotiations and, in general, views, many inside Mansur do not like Mansur and the Taliban split.
      The brother of Mullah Omar, the founder of the Taliban and the spiritual leader of the Taliban, took Fatwa Mansur for bribery, deviation from the line, the liberation of Afghanistan from puppets of infidels and other sins. Part of the Taliban sided with this branch. Now they have already taken the oath of allegiance to Khorasan - IG.
      IG Khorasan - unites up to 5000 fighters in Pakistan and Afghanistan and is now actively growing due to the disillusioned Taliban and small tribes.
      1. Pissarro
        Pissarro 29 September 2015 14: 28 New
        0
        transparent allusion to the change of Karzai to Mansur


        Karzai has been retired for a year now
      2. Vladimir 1964
        Vladimir 1964 29 September 2015 15: 08 New
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        [quote] [quote = donavi49] Everything is very complicated there:
        Mansur is like the official leader of the Taliban, but he is one of the most moderate, and the Americans negotiated with him on the transfer of the Taliban to a political party with election preferences (a transparent hint at the change of Karzai to Mansur). However, due to these negotiations and, in general, views, many inside Mansur do not like Mansur and the Taliban split.
        The brother of Mullah Omar, the founder of the Taliban and the spiritual leader of the Taliban, took Fatwa Mansur for bribery, deviation from the line, the liberation of Afghanistan from puppets of infidels and other sins. Part of the Taliban sided with this branch. Now they have already taken the oath of allegiance to Khorasan - IG. [/ quote]

        Dear nickname that does not have a name, your opinion is certainly interesting, but, in my opinion, it is somewhat inflative, And about Mansur, it’s even interesting. Let me ask you a question, the history of the confrontation in Afghanistan, have you studied in practice, or on Wikipedia?
    4. Lexa-149
      Lexa-149 29 September 2015 16: 28 New
      0
      not so much there, in the 201st, of this aircraft remained after the transition to the state of the military base. The Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Tajikistan is transferring weapons that turned out to be surplus after the reduction of staff.
  2. Dezinto
    Dezinto 29 September 2015 10: 45 New
    +6
    UN UNom, and the war on schedule.
    1. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 29 September 2015 10: 50 New
      +4
      Quote: DEZINTO
      UN UNom, and the war on schedule.

      Alas, you are right as always ... hi
    2. Good me
      Good me 29 September 2015 11: 04 New
      +2
      Quote: DEZINTO
      UN UNom, and the war on schedule.


      Hope for the UN, but don’t be too bad ...
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  3. vovanpain
    vovanpain 29 September 2015 10: 49 New
    12
    Well, where are the valiant winners of the US Taliban?
  4. kil 31
    kil 31 29 September 2015 10: 49 New
    +1
    CSTO is needed in Tajikistan. I hope Kazakhstan and Belarus will sort it out while we deal with Syria.
    1. Uncle VasyaSayapin
      Uncle VasyaSayapin 29 September 2015 14: 19 New
      0
      Something is not funny humor. crying
    2. Pissarro
      Pissarro 29 September 2015 14: 29 New
      0
      Tajikistan is already in the Collective Security Treaty Organization. And if anything, our 201 division understands, it’s there for that
      1. Lexa-149
        Lexa-149 29 September 2015 16: 34 New
        0
        Now it’s not clear what it’s for there. Rather, the task is clear and understandable, but after downsizing, the Military Fruit Base was made out of the combat 201st MSD. The supply was disgusting, the cat wept, it’s only enough to protect themselves in the PAP . The border guards passed the KOGG border back in 2005, and then the 201st tactical groups left the border.
        1. Pissarro
          Pissarro 29 September 2015 16: 54 New
          0
          During the visit of Shoigu to the base this summer, her staff will be increased by one and a half times until 2020, all equipment has been planned to be modernized. The combat training of the minister did not cause any complaints, discontent was the slow construction of the base’s infrastructure, the experience of building such facilities in Abkhazia and Ossetia will be taken into account. everything is so bad.
          But the departure from the border of our border guards is controversial, I agree. Purely physically even the most well-trained Tajik border guards, under our control, are not able to cover 1345 km of the border with Afghanistan
  5. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 29 September 2015 10: 52 New
    +3
    Then Azerbaijan and Armenia ... There Koreans clutch each other's throats ... Parashenko will give the order to attack Moscow ..)))) We know everything, we know ... bully
  6. fridge
    fridge 29 September 2015 10: 54 New
    +5
    Kunduz airfield, and in the distance below the city itself. The airfield was mined around in the days of the USSR. I think the Taliban will not hold the city for long, because it is important for government troops.
    1. dauria
      dauria 29 September 2015 11: 40 New
      +3
      Yes, the central pocket. But as it was 30 years ago. I'll post it as it is, so do not be offended. Perhaps someone recognizes himself or friends.
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      2. fridge
        fridge 29 September 2015 14: 01 New
        +2
        I was four times at the Kunduz airfield, and an artillery regiment stood in the valley. All the old photos of Afghanistan for the Soul simply take and twist. soldier Not badly, our helicopter pilots worked on perfumes in January 1984, while in the mountains there was a major operation to eliminate gangs.
    2. dauria
      dauria 29 September 2015 11: 42 New
      +2
      one more photo
      1. dauria
        dauria 29 September 2015 11: 44 New
        +2
        here are the cedars with a turret. They can be seen in the color picture just behind and to the right of the KDP.
        1. dauria
          dauria 29 September 2015 11: 46 New
          +1
          Well, the ragman himself on the edge of the airfield
          1. dauria
            dauria 29 September 2015 11: 49 New
            +1
            and local people in that very central pocket
  7. V.ic
    V.ic 29 September 2015 10: 55 New
    +1
    It's time to purchase Agent Orange for aerial processing of poppy plantations.
    1. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 29 September 2015 11: 13 New
      +1
      Quote: V.ic
      It's time to purchase Agent Orange for aerial processing of poppy plantations.

      It’s time ... the United States, I remember, got away, supposedly ordinary Afghans will starve! bully Powerful ILs flew by ... ...... And that’s it!
  8. Vladimir
    Vladimir 29 September 2015 10: 56 New
    +1
    There will never be any sense there. For ISIS militants, Afghanistan is easy prey and the matter will not end with one province.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 29 September 2015 11: 19 New
      +2
      These are the Mansurovites (the most secular Taliban) - they are fighting with the IS (Khorasan who is there) and swearing IS Omarovtsy (the radical Taliban who went after the brother of Mullah Omar, the founder of the Taliban) are fighting, more actively than with the coalition and the cruelty of the beyond (the IS buries alive and explodes prisoners, Mansurovtsy burn alive).
  9. EFRSTR
    EFRSTR 29 September 2015 11: 01 New
    +3
    Dostum recently requested tanks.
  10. Bourgeois
    Bourgeois 29 September 2015 11: 03 New
    +2
    A clear indicator that the Yankees, all these years in Afghanistan, have been banging their nose, guarding their own asses at the bases.
    The Taliban, may now close with ISIS and the massacre will begin throughout Asia.
  11. Cossack Ermak
    Cossack Ermak 29 September 2015 11: 05 New
    +2
    There will never be peace in Afghanistan. Easy loot - dope, it will always attract someone.
  12. vladimirw
    vladimirw 29 September 2015 11: 12 New
    +2
    This is very bad. It seems that the IG and the Taliban are coordinating their actions (or maybe this coordination comes from pind..sov). The corridor to the former borders of the USSR has been broken, and now the Taliban will be able to move to Tajikistan and throughout Central Asia. Those we have a problem
  13. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 29 September 2015 11: 15 New
    +1
    I think again we will have to return to Afghanistan .. But in a different capacity!
  14. roskot
    roskot 29 September 2015 11: 20 New
    0
    The valiant Taliban winners have long been blown away. After them, only chaos remained all over the planet. Shallow grass pursue only the goals of profit. So is the result.
  15. Denis DV
    Denis DV 29 September 2015 12: 01 New
    0
    This we ourselves are leaving, and amers are thrown out. I think everything goes to that.
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 29 September 2015 12: 15 New
      +1
      By the way, let's not forget that the army of Afghanistan, like Iraq, was trained by the military from the USA and other Western countries and, frankly speaking, they are not distinguished by their stubbornness in defense. Most likely, this was done intentionally by instructors from the USA to:
      firstly the US make money on arms shipments
      secondly, conceal previously committed theft in equipment and training
      thirdly, at the moment they need to begin to form new points of "tension"
      However, this is the usual policy of creating chaos in the right place which is used by the United States and the Israeli regime.
  16. Aslan
    Aslan 29 September 2015 12: 30 New
    0
    "According to local
    authorities on the side of the Taliban
    Islamic militants are fighting
    state ". "Did the Taliban not declare a jihad of the IG ... ???
  17. anti-Semite
    anti-Semite 29 September 2015 13: 50 New
    +1
    Mattresses prepared the Iraqi army for 8 years according to NATO standards with modern Western weapons and as a result, this army is defeated by beards on pickup trucks with Afghan machine guns. The same picture now scares us that the US instructors train the ukrovermacht
    1. Pissarro
      Pissarro 29 September 2015 14: 34 New
      0
      If the armies of Iraq and Afghanistan were defeated, it would not be so ridiculous. In real life, they almost hand over mountains of weapons and cash to ISIS and the Taliban, and with complete superiority in manpower and equipment, they retreat organizedly. Only Iraq militias of Shiites and Kurds in Afghanistan from the personal armies of Dostum and other leaders of the northern tribes
      1. anti-Semite
        anti-Semite 29 September 2015 16: 08 New
        0
        Baghdad's suburbs were covered by Iranians from the IRGC with their weapons up to tanks
        1. Pissarro
          Pissarro 29 September 2015 16: 21 New
          0
          Like all Shiite shrines of Iraq. There, as in ISIS, Baghdad doesn’t even bother, ISIS is dumb towards the red line laughing

          On June 3, Secretary of the Supreme Council for National Security of Iran (NSC) Ali Shamkhani outlined the three red lines of Iran in relation to the activities of ISIS terrorist activities. “Any ISIS threats against Baghdad or Shiite shrines, as well as any attempts to bring militants closer to the Iranian borders are the three red lines of the Islamic republic in relation to the group,” said the rear admiral and once the Iranian defense minister

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