The Taliban attacked a security outpost in Shulgara district in the northern province of Balkh and destroyed “a small bridge,” therefore cutting off access to the center of the district, security sources said on Sunday.
The clashes took place in the Khak Baad village of the district, the sources said.
Mohammad Haneef Rezaee, a spokesperson for 209 Shaheen Corps, said that “sometimes clashes occur in the area but the destroyed bridge will not affect the supply of equipment and reinforcements as the outpost is close to the center of the district.”
The Taliban has not yet commented on the clashes.
In the meantime, security sources said the Taliban also clashed with security forces in Koshende district of the province.
Local officials have not yet commented on the clashes in the district.