The Taliban insurgents have captured the control of Ghormach district in northern Faryab province after days of heavy gun battle.
The local security sources confirmed that the control of the district fell to Taliban control earlier today after heavy clashes.
There are no reports regarding the casualties as a result of the clashes so far.
This comes as the Taliban insurgents briefly took control of Kohistan district in Faryab province last month.
However, the Afghan forces managed to retake the control of the district center by launching a coordinated operation almost three days after it was captured.