Afghanistan: Taliban offensive forces thousands from homes

Afghan officials say fierce fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Meher Khuda Sabar, an official in the Refugee and Repatriation Ministry, said Sunday around 2,000 families have been displaced since the Taliban launched a surprise attack near the city of Kunduz nine days ago. Sabar, who heads the ministry’s internal displacement department, says fighting in villages around Kunduz has forced people into the city.



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