A day after the Taliban declared two TV stations legitimate "military targets," Afghan journalists said that they would withhold coverage of the insurgency if they are attacked.
An American military C-130 transport plane has crashed at Jalalabad airfield in Afghanistan, killing all 11 people on board. The US military described the incident as an accident.
It was the first report of on-the-ground clashes between foreign forces and Taliban militants in three days of heavy fighting in the area.
Afghan forces backed by US air support clashed with Taliban fighters today in a bid to retake the center of Kunduz, the first provincial Afghan capital to fall to the insurgents in 14 years.
Heavy fighting is ongoing today after Taliban militants attacked the capital of the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, burning buildings and briefly seizing a 200-bed hospital.
A police spokesman for Sari Pul province said hundreds of militants surrounded the Kohistanat district HQ on Tuesday. Insurgents have also taken control of a number of villages in Kunduz.