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>> A bitter repeat of history in Afghanistan, government troops on Tuesday fighting to push the Taliban out of Kunduz, the northern city which the insurgents captured a year ago and have now returned to. Security forces have now taken back the central square but the Taliban had dug in at key areas like the police headquarters.
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Fighting has been raging since militants entered the city late Sunday night by slipping through a security line, a coordinated attack from four directions at once. Afghan authorities have rushed in special forces and helicopters for airstrikes, while US forces standby ready to help
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ver since last year's Taliban attack, local officials have been warning that Kunduz could be retaken at any time.
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> Every day, the militants come to the city and we push them back. The fighting has affected the daily lives of our people and they have suffered heavy casualties.>> The Taliban has stepped up attacks across the entire country, underlining Afghanistan's shaky security situation and the insurgents' growing confidence.
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The Kunduz assault comes just ahead of a key donor conference in Brussels, where President Ashraf Ghani will be appealing for more aid from world powers to try and rebuild his war-torn country.