Local officials said that Aliabad district in Kunduz province had fallen to the Taliban on Saturday night.

Haji Mohammad Omar Khan, a parliamentarian from Kunduz province, confirmed to Khaama Press that the Taliban carried offensive attacks in the center of Aliabad district of Kunduz Province on Saturday.

He also added that the Taliban captured the center of Aliabad district and a military base after hours of fighting with government forces.

Omar Khan stated that security forces abandoned their bases days before and yet it is not clear whether the withdrawal was a tactical retreat or defeat.

So far, the Security forces have not yet commented on the matter.

Aliabad was the third district to fall to the Taliban since Friday night, two districts in Ghor and Balkh provinces were seized by the Taliban late on Friday.

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