The Afghan National Security and Defense Forces retook the control of Shiekh Ali district in Parwan province in central Afghanistan, security officials said Saturday.
There are reports that the Taliban has taken over Dand district in the southern province of Kandahar.
Security officials have said that fighting continues in 15 provinces including Taluqan city, Maimana city, Kandahar and Gahzni provinces.
“This war is not only the Taliban war, but it is a great conspiracy of the region, we will fight against it,” said Khair Mohammad Taimoor, police commander of Takhar.
“The enemy suffered casualties and retreated. We cleared surrounding areas of the city,” said Fida Mohammad, the commander of Afghan Special Forces in Takhar.
According to the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD), 284 Taliban fighters have been killed and over 200 more wounded in different parts of the country in the past 24 hours.
“Fighting is underway in the suburbs of the city, the people in Taluqan city are in fear during the nights,” said Arian, a resident in Taluqan city, the center of Takhar province in the northern Afghanistan.
“We call on the government to take Takhar out of this chaos,” said a resident of Taluqan Ahmad Zia.
Meanwhile, residents in Faryab have also expressed concerns over the fragile security situation.
“The situation in Faryab is very critical, unfortunately 14 districts of Faryab have collapsed,” said a resident in Faryab Khairullah Shuja.
“The situation is very tense, the war rages on inside the city,” said a resident in Maimana Jawed.
In the southern Afghanistan, there are reports that the Taliban have taken the control of Dand district.
“We have the military advancement continues so that the way is paved for the recapture of other districts,” said Fazluddin Ayyar, the governor of Parwan.
Some lawmakers in Afghanistan’s parliament meanwhile casted doubts over the collapse of districts in the southern Kandahar province.
“Kandahar has suffered political collapse. Several districts collapsed in one phone call,” said MP Khan Agha Rezayee.
Afghan government statistics show that 284 Taliban fighters were killed and 205 more were wounded in 15 provinces of the country in the past 24 hours. But Taliban has rejected the figures.