Residents flee as Afghan troops battle Taliban in city of Kunduz | Reuters:
Taliban fighters easily penetrated the city's defences on Monday, raising questions about the capacity of the Western-backed security forces, even as international donors meet in Brussels to approve billions of dollars in new development aid for Afghanistan.
"Most civilians have abandoned Kunduz city and have gone to neighbouring districts or provinces," said Kunduz provincial governor Asadullah Amarkhel. "There is no electricity, no water and no food. Many shops are closed."