Areas of Burka district in Baghlan have fell to the Taliban on Tuesday night after clashes, security sources confirmed.
The local officials have moved their offices to other places in the district after the Taliban captured some parts of the district about 10 pm local time, according to the sources.
In the meantime, Jawid Basharat, a spokesman for the provincial police, has also confirmed the incident, saying: “Security forces have made a tactical retreat and are preparing for operations in the district.”
No reports of casualties from either Afghan forces or Taliban are available yet.
The Taliban claims it has captured the police HQ, the district government office and several security outposts.
In the past two days, the Taliban has mounted major attacks in the Baghlan-e-Markazi district of the province.