Reports from Faryab province indicate that Bilcheragh district of the province collapsed to the Taliban on Saturday night.
According to sources, the district has faced numerous threats recently and eventually fell to the Taliban – due to the lack of assistance and reinforcement troops.
Sources said about 100 security force members had been in the district at the time – of whom nearly 40 have surrendered to the Taliban.
“The soldiers fought until they had no more bullets; they will surrender only when they have used all bullets; they finished their bullets and were forced to surrender and the district collapsed,” Fawzia Raufi, an MP from Faryab said.
The Interior Ministry’s spokesman Najib Danish meanwhile said communication lines were cut at about midnight on Saturday in the area – also with Bilcheragh police headquarters and so far theyhave no news on the fate of the security forces there.
“From 12pm last night our connection was lost with the police headquarters. We are trying to establish connection, but we do not have further information about them,” said Danish.
Meanwhile a number of Faryab provincial council members said other districts in the province are also facing security threats.
“Taliban is trying to collapse Gurziwan district, but security forces in the district are motivated,” Sebghatullah Silab, deputy head of the provincial council said.
The district collapsed after Faryab local officials said on Saturday that some circles are trying to destabilize the province.