The team also said the infiltration of the enemy within the security officials of Kunduz was another reason for the collapse of the city. They warn that such an incident will be repeated in Kunduz if the Taliban are not completely suppressed in the province.
“The report that the National Directorate of Security [NDS] has provided to us reveals that at least 1,950 people were wounded and taken to hospitals and 900 Taliban insurgents were killed in Kunduz clashes, while security forces have suffered low casualty tolls in this battle,” said Mirdad Nijrabi, head of the Wolesi Jirga’s internal security commission and chairman of the investigative team.
He added: “At least 34 police force members, one NDS operative and seven army troops have been killed and 54 police have been wounded in the Kunduz battle.”
The delegation meanwhile is not providing more details about civilian casualties. However, reports show that at least 70 civilians were killed in the Kunduz siege.
The MPs fact-finding team has urged the government to continue their military operation until the province is completely cleared of Taliban.