Afghan local police (ALP) sit at the back of a truck near a frontline during a battle with the Taliban at Qalay- i-zal district, in Kunduz province, Afghanistan August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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Fighting erupted anew in the embattled northern Afghan city of Kunduz Tuesday after the Taliban attacked a police headquarters overnight and officials warned that food and other emergency aid cannot get through to the city.The Afghan government has been criticized for ignoring warnings earlier of Taliban threats to the city.The Taliban managed to overrun and hold Kunduz for three days last week, until government forces launched a counter-offensive on Thursday.Kunduz residents reported hit-and-run attacks by the Taliban, with the insurgents making incursions into the city center from far-flung rural areas, engaging troops, then retreating again.Medicines, too, have not been delivered to hospitals, and the air strike on the Doctors Without Borders trauma center had closed an essential medical facility in the war-torn city.
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