The Taliban launched an attack on the northern Afghani city of Kunduz on Saturday, killing at least six people and wounding 39 before being repulsed, according to reports that cite officials.

Eyewitnesses reported that the attack started early in the morning. However, the Taliban fighters faced strong opposition from Afghan security forces and were forced to withdraw reportedly after suffering a number of fatalities.

According to the head of a local hospital "at least 39 wounded people were transferred to this hospital and the six others were dead bodies which included military and civilians."

Kunduz was briefly taken by the Taliban in 2015 and has come under attack several times in the ongoing Afghan conflict.

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