A group of Taliban militants attacked government buildings in Khwaja Ghar district in Takhar province on Friday evening.
Taliban launched attack on the district from Dash-e-Archi district in Kunduz province, which shares border with Takhar, a local official said.
Takhar governor’s spokesman Sunatullah Timor said Taliban entered Khawja Ghar district of Takhar just before 8pm local time.
He desperately appealed for reinforcement troops.
Some sources said the district has fallen to the militants.
The sources said lack of reinforcements was a main reason behind fall of the district to the Taliban.
However, the Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish rejected the claims and said Khwja Ghar district has not fallen to the Taliban and that reinforcement troops are on their way to Takhar.
More details will be added to this story later.