Maymay District of Badakhshan Fallen to Taliban: MP

Nilofar Ibrahimi, a member of Wolesi Jirga, Lower House of Parliament, said on Thursday that Maymay district of Badakhshan province has fallen to Taliban.

According to Ibrahimi the center of the district witnessed heavy clashes between Afghan forces and Taliban fighters in Wednesday night.

Sanaullah Rohani, spokesman for Badakhshan police has not confirmed the district had fallen to the Taliban but said that clashes have been ongoing between Taliban and Afghan forces in the district.

He said that due to bad weather reinforcements and air support has been delayed.

According to Rohani they will send reinforcement troops in from a nearby district.

Taliban had not commented about the incident so far.