Afghan forces have begun an operation to retake the city of Kunduz after it, was seized by the Taliban on Monday. The Taliban had forced Afghan troops and officials to retreat to the airport and freed hundreds from jail.

The attack on the city came as president Ashraf Ghani completed a year in office.
In an address he made on Tuesday, Ashraf vowed to retake kunduz and urged Afghans not to give in to fear and terror.