Officials from Nesi district in north-eastern Badakhshan province on Tuesday warned that the district is facing growing threats from the Taliban, which is increasing its activities in the area.
In the past month, the Taliban has increased their activities around the district but “currently the center of the district is in control of the government,” district governor, Ibrahim Qayoumi said.
“If reinforcements and weapons are not supplied from the air, the district will fall to the Taliban,” he said, adding that “the district leads to four other districts and if the district falls than the routes will close to all other four districts.”
Nesi is the link to Maymi, Kof Aab, Sheki and Khowahan districts. The only bridge into these districts, which share a border with Tajikistan, is located in this district and all these districts get supplies through Nesi.