Tal­iban launch ma­jor at­tack on Afghan city

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Second Front -

KABUL, Afghanista­n — The Tal­iban launched a large-scale at­tack on Kun­duz, one of Afghanista­n’s main cities, killing at least 15 peo­ple and wound­ing more than 75 oth­ers, gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials said Satur­day, even as the in­sur­gent group con­tin­ued ne­go­ti­a­tions with the United States on end­ing Amer­ica’s long­est war.

The mil­i­tants, who have de­manded that all for­eign forces leave Afghanista­n, now con­trol or hold sway over roughly half of the coun­try and are at their strong­est since their 2001 de­feat by a U.S.-led in­va­sion. Such at­tacks are seen as strength­en­ing their ne­go­ti­at­ing po­si­tion.

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