Baghlan’s Burka district falls to the Taliban

Local officials confirmed Wednesday that Burka district in Baghlan province has fallen to the Taliban.

Officials said the district fell on Tuesday night.

According to the sources the civilian and military leadership of the district retreated to neighbouring Nahrin district.

Baghlan police also confirmed the fall of Burka district.

Police spokesman Jawed Besharat said security forces had made a tactical retreat and would soon retake the district from Taliban control by sending in reinforcements.