Afghan Taliban seize 200-bed hospital in Kunduz city in north

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan Taliban fighters on Monday seized control of a 200-bed hospital in Kunduz city in the north, a spokesman for the militants said. The Taliban launched a fierce offensive from three directions on Kunduz just after dawn, raising fresh fears parts of the provincial capital could fall into their hands. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a post on Twitter that insurgent fighters had seized a hospital in a district in the south of the city. A police official, who declined to be identified, confirmed that a government-run hospital had fallen into insurgent hands but had no further details. (Reporting by Mirwais Harooni; Writing by Kay Johnson; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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