Northern Kunduz province governor Mohammad Omar Safi said Wednesday that after Afghan security forces launched an offensive operation against Taliban in many parts of Kunduz province, the Imam Sahib district siege was shattered and brought under control. Forces also made sturdy progress in other parts such as Gor Tepa district.
“We have both air and ground forces in Kunduz city and the Imam Sahib district is completely in under our control,” said provincial governor Omar Safi.
According to provincial governor Safi, Afghan security operations will continue to clear all parts of the province from armed insurgents.
The provincial governor also said many foreign insurgents from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Chechnya were killed – including women militants.
Over 2,000 additional troops were deployed to the area on Monday and after a day-long delay launched an offensive operation to help troops.
Ground forces were also assisted by a number of helicopters in Tuesday’s offensive.
President Ashraf Ghani on Monday delayed his trip to India for nearly three hours and met with top security officials and the Resolute Support Mission US Gen. John Campbell over the issue of Kunduz amid rising concern that the province could fall into the hands of the Taliban if decisive action was not taken.