*KABUL - The Archto and Bazar Bashi villages in Sancharak district of northern Sar-e-Pul province collapsed to the hand of the Taliban militants, a local official confirmed on Monday.*
Naqibullah Daqiq, the district governor for Sancharak told Ariana News that the Taliban insurgents have completely captured both villages as the security forces have retreated to the district city.
Daqiq said the Sancharak city is under siege and the Taliban insurgents are advancing.
Daqiq did not give information about the causalities.
Meanwhile, the Taliban has also confirmed that its fighters have captured Archto and Bazar Bashi area of Sancharak.
In a separate incident, the Taliban insurgents overrun security outposts at Soghbel area of Sar-i-pul capital on Sunday night.