The Eagle Statue on top of a hill in Kayan valley that was destroyed by Taliban in between the years of 1998 – 2000

The Taliban militants have taken control of the strategic Kayan Valley in Doshi district in Baghlan.

The local officials confirmed that the Taliban militants captured Kayan Valley on Monday night.

The officials further added that scores of Taliban militants poured into Kayan Valley after launching an offensive from Do Aab district of Samangan.

Furthermore, the officials said the Taliban militants captured Kayan Valley without any clash.

Meanwhile, the local officials warn the Taliban militants could pose serious threats to other districts if they are not driven out of Kayan Valley.

In the meantime, the local security officials deny the presence of Taliban militants in Kayan Valley. They emphasize that the security forces are in full control of the Valley.

The security situation in Baghlan has deteriorated during the recent years.

Taliban militants are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces routinely conduct counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed groups in this province.

Kayan is a green and beautiful valley situated in the 30km west of of Doshi district of Baghlan province.

Kayan had the largest statue of an eagle on the top of a hill which was built between the years of 1994 and 1996. The statue was soon demolished by the Taliban when they conquered Baghlan in 1998.