Local officials in Jawzjan have said that they are concerned about an increasing security threats in parts of the northern province, adding that a number of villages have fallen to insurgents in the past few days.
Member of Jawzjan Provincial Council, Sher Mohammad Noor, said the Bala Mardiyan village in Faiz Abad district in the province was fallen to the Taliban on Friday evening.
He said that in the meantime, the center of Jawzjan’s Mardiyan district was under Taliban siege and that it will fall to the militants if military operation is not conducted in the area.
The provincial council member said roads to Mardiyan district are closed to traffic due to an increasing threat by militants.
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