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Air Strikes Launched By US after Afghan Town of Kunduz Taken Over By Taliban

According to the reporters, air strikes had been launched by the U.S. military forces in the Kunduz province of Afghanistan after the Taliban took over the city.

The air strikes had been confirmed by the U.S. Army Col. Brian Tribus, a spokesman for U.S. Forces in Afghanistan to ABC News. The air strikes had been launched as support for Afghanistan security forces.

According to Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, a spokesman for the Kunduz Police, major buildings including the city`s central jail and police headquarters in the city had been recaptured. It is said that Taliban had released not less than 600 prisoners at the city`s jail yesterday.

As per Afghan Defense Minister, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai told the reporters, that not less than 17 Afghan security personnel had been put to death and at least 18 had been injured in the past 24 hours across the country.

According to the Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid said that, at least three militants had been put to death and at least 11 had been injured, while not less than 18 police officers had lost their lives.

A statement had been issued by the Taliban, to reassure the residents of Kunduz that they are safe.

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