The control of the Tala Barfak district in northern Baghlan province has reportedly fallen into the hands of the Taliban group.

The provincial council chief Safdar Mohsini confirmed that the Taliban militants took control of the district this afternoon.

The Baghlan governor confirms that their contacts with the district administrative chief, police chief, and other officials have come to an halt.

However, he did not confirm the fall of the district into the hands of the Taliban militants.

This comes as reports emerged earlier suggesting that heavy clashes are underway in the ourskirts of the district.

In the meantime, the Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claims that the fighters of the group have fully taken control of the district from the government forces.