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Heavy Fighting Rages as Afghan Forces Try to Retake Kunduz

Heavy fighting continued Wednesday in northern Afghanistan as the country's security forces tried to recapture the city of Kunduz from Taliban fighters who seized it earlier this week in a major victory for the militant group. Taliban roadblocks and landmines have prevented the Afghan army from speeding reinforcements to Kunduz. U.S. warplanes carried out a pair of airstrikes on Tuesday in support of the Afghan troops.  A spokesman for the U.S.-led NATO alliance said the first...

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