Despite an increase in U.S air strikes against Taliban strongholds on the outskirts of Kunduz city, insurgents are still active in the area.
On Tuesday night, heavy clashes were recorded between Taliban and commandos and Special Forces near Kunduz city.
Security forces told to Wali Arian, TOLONEWS journalist reporting from the area, that they have retaking strongholds occupied by the Taliban on the frontline.
However, insurgents are still active along the Baghlan-Kunduz highway.
Security forces have said that insurgents repeatedly return to the highway where they erect checkposts but as soon as security forces arrive they flee the area.