Kunduz attack: The web of intrigues Comment

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The attack on Kunduz city and its occupation by the Taliban forces was shocking for the world in general and for the Afghan people in particular. It showed the Taliban have the prowess to expand beyond the Afghan countryside and capture large towns, even briefly. The attack cast doubts on the competence of the Afghan forces and raised questions about their expertise and dexterity. On the other hand, certain angles of the unpleasant episode have highlighted the exact motive for the attack, its timings and purpose.