Bilchiragh district in Faryab province, in the north of Afghanistan, has fallen to the Taliban insurgents after hours clashes on Tuesday, a provincial council member said on Wednesday.
The clashes started on Tuesday afternoon after militants attacked security forces outposts in the district, a provincial council member told TOLOnews on condition of anonymity.
Meanwhile, Abdul Samad Grezwani, the district governor of Gerzwan district in Faryab, said the area shares border with Bilchiragh and that is also on the verge of collapse.
“The clashes have reached close to this (Grezwan) district,” the district governor said. “The district will fall to the Taliban if security forces do not pay attention to the situation.”
Local security officials have not commented on possible casualties of government forces in the clashes.
Taliban has claimed that the group has captured Bilchiragh district.