Residents of Afghan town Kunduz flee after days of fighting

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (REUTERS) - People living in the northern Afghan town of Kunduz have evacuated after days of fighting as lawmakers call for President Ghani's resignation. 

Families piled up into rickshaws while others fled on foot, carrying their belongings, after the city came under fire earlier this week.

Government forces, backed by US air strikes, continued to battle Taleban insurgents who seized control of Kunduz during a massive assault on the city on Monday.

Around 5,000 Afghan troops amassed at the airport and drove back Taleban fighters with the help of a second US air strike, an Afghan security official said.