Local officials in the northern Jawzjan province have confirmed that the center of Kham Aab district of the province has fallen to the Taliban.
Ismael, the district police chief confirmed the center had collapsed after the Taliban stormed the district at about 4:15am local time early Monday morning.
“Fifty security force members have been surrounded by Taliban and if government does not send reinforcements, the security forces will be killed in the clashes,” he said, adding that “so far ten security force members have been killed in the ongoing clashes.”
“Seven security force members have been captured by the Taliban and seven uprising forces joined the Taliban,” he added.
In the meantime, Amruddin, a provincial council member said that “the district has fallen to hands of the Taliban after a deal and if reinforcements do not come, the Taliban will take the other parts of Jawzjan.”
However, he did not provide further details.
The Taliban have also confirmed the attack and claimed that “the district was completely captured” by Taliban fighters.