Security situation in Kunduz

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Security situation in Kunduz

Postby gateskatherine » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:20 pm

Hi all

We are currently organising our Pamir Hwy trip through the Wakhan Valley (departing on 23 Aug). I just read on BBC that the Taliban have recaptured the Kunduz district which borders with Tajikistan along the valley. Any ideas on whether this is likely to cause security issues during a trip through the Wakhan valley?

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Re: Wakhan Valley - Taliban in Kunduz

Postby bwv812 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:12 pm

Kunduz is not near the Wakhan corridor: it's close to the Tajik border with Uzbekistan. I don't see how this could cause any issues, especially if you're talking about staying on the Tajik side of the Wakhan corridor.

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Kunduz security

Postby emmeff » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:02 pm

The Taliban is active in Kunduz and seized control of the northern district about a day ago. Government forces have pushed back and recovered some ground, but it is not clear how much control the government has at this time.

Regard Kunduz as an active conflict zone.

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Re: Wakhan Valley - Taliban in Kunduz

Postby gateskatherine » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:18 pm

Ah yes I see, thanks. The map I had looked at made the affected area seem further east. Thanks for replying.
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Re: Wakhan Valley - Taliban in Kunduz

Postby steven » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:44 am

People are also trying to gauge the situation in Ishkashim here: http://caravanistan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1489

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Re: Wakhan Valley - Taliban in Kunduz

Postby bwv812 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:58 am

They're not looking so much at Ishkashim in that thread, I think, but at the route between Uzbekistan and Ishkashim (which goes through Kunduz).
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