Baghlan: 2 Bases Fall to Taliban in Baghlan-e-Markazi District

Two security force bases fell to the Taliban in the Shahr-e-Kohna area of Baghlan-e-Markzai district in Baghlan province on Wednesday night, local sources said.

There is no information about casualties sustained by security forces, sources say.

Baghlan police officials said that the security force members had been pushed back.

The Taliban launched attacks in the Baghlan-e-Markzai and Nahrin districts of the province on Wednesday night.

“Four Taliban were killed, and six others were wounded in the blast,” police officials said.

The Taliban claimed they have captured the district.

On Tuesday night, areas of Burka district in Baghlan fell to the Taliban after clashes, security sources confirmed.

The local officials have moved their offices to other places in the district after the Taliban captured some parts of the district about 10 pm local time, according to the sources.

In the meantime, Jawid Basharat, a spokesman for the provincial police, has also confirmed the incident in Burka district on Tuesday, saying: “Security forces have made a tactical retreat and are preparing for operations in the district.”