Afghanistan: 1,000 families displaced in Taliban-security forces fighting in Kunduz

At least 1,000 families have been displaced in the last two weeks due to heavy conflicts in Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz province, local officials said Saturday.

TOLO News quoted a member of Kunduz provincial council Aminullah saying: “Almost 1,000 families have been displaced following clashes between security forces and the Taliban in Qala-e-Zal district.”

“Their situation is concerning,” Aminullah said. The displaced families are faced with many problems including lack of shelter and food.

Many of the displaced families are living in Dasht-e-Abdan area in the outskirts of Kunduz City.

“We left our houses in search of safety when clashes intensified between government forces and the Taliban,” head of a 12-member displaced family, Nazar Mohammad, 60, said.

He said they left everything in their village in a bid to save their children from the war.

“We have chosen to live in Dasht-e-Abdan as we left our homes due to heavy conflicts. We need food. We are living in a desert. We need government’s assistance,” Allahberdi, a resident of Qala-e-Zal district was quoted saying.

A local official in Kunduz said the government has started assessing the displaced persons and that they will receive assistance soon.

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