The Afghan forces recaptured Yamgan district of Badakhshan province after almost four years, the Ministry of Defense said.

According to a statement released by Ministry of Defense, the security forces conducted airstrikes and ground operations during which they recaptured Yamgan district from Taliban after almost four years.

The statement further added that the security forces also inflicted heavy casualties on local and foreign Taliban militants during the operations.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Defense said a large number of Taliban militants also surrendered to the Afghan forces during the operations.

This comes as the Afghan forces recaptured Wardoj district from Taliban from Taliban militants few days earlier.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense said the Afghan forces are advancing towards the enemies in other parts of Badakhshan province.