Afghan security forces have retaken control of Ghormach district in northern Faryab province, local official said.
Afghan forces led bythe first Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum have entered in the district early Thursday afternoon, said Ahmad Jawed Bedar, a spokesman for Faryab governor as cited in BBC Persian.
Jawed Bedar said that Taliban have been pushed back from Police headquarters, 16 police checkpoints and from the center of the district.
According to Jawed Bedar, currently the clearance operations are underway in the district to completely clear the militants from region.
However, so far there has been no report on casualties.
Ghormach is one of the strategic districts which is located in route between Faryab and Badghis provinces.
Sayed Anwar Sadat, the governor of Faryab has said that currently at least 3000 insurgents are in battle with Afghan security forces in northern Faryab, most of them came through nearby provinces.
Taliban militants have increased their scale of attacks in Faryab province, since the the group briefly seized control of Ghormach district in the province nearly two weeks ago.
It comes after General Abdul Rashid Dostum to has left Kabul for Faryab as Taliban reportedly onrush in the province.
However, local residents are optimistic since the operations begun in the district led by General Dostum, but concerned about the security situation of the regions in long term.