Heavy clashes are ongoing in Keran Wa Manjan district of the northeastern province of Badakhshan between security forces and the Taliban since Sunday, residents of the district said on Monday.
The residents said that at least one public uprising force member was killed in the fighting and four others were wounded.
“The Taliban has also suffered from clashes in the fighting,” residents said, adding that “the security forces need reinforcement and air support to improve the situation.”
A member of Badakhshan Provincial Council, Abdullah Naji Nazari, said a number of government buildings in Keran Wa Manjan district have fallen to the Taliban.
Nazari said that at least 40 members of the local police and public uprising forces led by Commander Malik are fighting against the Taliban and that they really assistance by the government.
However, local officials did not provide details over the clashes.
Keran Wa Manjan shares borders with Nuristan, Panjshir and Takhar provinces.