Local officials in the northern province of Faryab have confirmed to TOLOnews that Afghan troops have surrendered to the Taliban after their base -called Chenayeeha - fell to the Taliban in Ghormach district in the province.
The base reportedly remained under Taliban siege for 48 hours.
According to local officials, over 40 security force members have surrendered to the Taliban after they received no help nor ammunition supplies despite repeated requests.
Mohammad Tahir Rahmani, head of Faryab provincial council has also confirmed that the troops surrendered.
Reports say that fierce battles have been ongoing for two days between the security forces and the Taliban in Ghormach, 43 security members have been killed and wounded and 17 were taken hostage by the Taliban in this time.
Security officials have not yet commented on the collapse of Chenayeeha base to the Taliban.