The Afghan national defense and security forces have retaken the control of the district center of Kohistan in northern Faryab province.
According to the Afghan army officials in the North, the Afghan forces have also cleared at least seven villages located along the district from the presence of the Taliban insurgents.
A spokesman for the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan national army Nasratullah Jamshedi said at least seventy personnel of the Afghan security forces who were caught in the siege were also rescued during the operation.
He said the Afghan commando forces were also deployed to the district to assist with the operation retaking Kohistan besides the security forces from the other districts were deployed to participate in the operation.
The Office of the Chief Executive confirmed the fall of the district into the hands of the Afghan security forces.
The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.
There are no reports regarding the possible casualties of the security personnel during the operation.
The Taliban militants captured the control of the district center of Kohistan on Monday after launching a coordinated attack, following days of heavy gun battle with the security forces.
The Afghan national defense and security forces have retaken the control of Taywara district in northwestern Ghor province of Afghanistan.
According to the local government officials, the control of the district fell into the hands of the Afghan forces earlier today following the counter-terrorism operations.
The Taliban insurgents had seized the control of the district four days ago after several days of heavy gun battle.
The Afghan Special Operations Forces command confirmed the fall of the district into the hands of the Afghan security forces earlier today.
A spokesman for the Special Operations Forces command Abdul Qayoum Nuristani said the Taliban insurgents have suffered casualties as a result of the operations.
He said the exact number of the Taliban insurgents killed or wounded during the operation has not been ascertained so far.
Soon after the fall of the district into the hands of the Taliban insurgents, distressing reports emerged regarding the massacre carried out by the insurgents.
According to the Afghan security officials, the Taliban insurgents killed numerous doctors and patients after they seized the control of the district and stormed a hospital.
Source Khaama Press