Taliban fighters have fled from the Khenjan district in northern Baghlan province after the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSFD) launched a comprehensive military operation, MOD said.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Defense, the Taliban fighters have evacuated the Khenjan district after receiving heavy casualties as a result of Afghan forces operation.

Taliban fighters had seized Khenjan district on Wednesday evening. Another district, Tala-o-Barfak also fell in the hands of Taliban on Thursday.

This comes as the Taliban has launched its spring offensive with more focus on North of Afghanistan, launching operations on Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, Faryab, Samangan, Baghlan, Badakhshan, and Takhar provinces.

As violence rose in the north, Afghan traditional leaders and local commanders form reinforcement forces against the Taliban, wherein many districts women have also been armed to fight back against the Taliban.