Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers stand next to an outpost where 12 soldiers were killed by their comrades in the northern city of Kunduz, Afghanistan September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Nasir Wakif
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The Taliban launched an assault on Kunduz, which was the scene of intense fighting Monday, one year after the Islamist militia briefly took over the northern Afghan city following a lightning offensive, an AFP correspondent said.The conference comes as Afghanistan struggles to negotiate peace with a resurgent Taliban and other militant groups who continue to wage a bloody insurgency nearly 15 years after the U.S. invasion.After seizing Kunduz on Sept. 28, 2015, the Taliban held the city for two days and eventually announced they were withdrawing from the outskirts on Oct. 15 .The United Nations said that battle left 289 people dead and hundreds more wounded.
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