Afghan Security sources have confirmed the soldiers defected early Sunday and took with him at least three weapons.
Afghan National Army soldiers based in Baghlan-e-Markazi district in Baghlan province reportedly defected early Sunday to join the Taliban, security sources confirmed.
According to them the unnamed soldier also took with him three weapons.
The soldier was from 209 Shaheen Military Corps and joined a group of Taliban insurgents in the Jarkhashak area in the same district, sources said.
The soldier is reportedly a resident of Sar-e-Pul province, security sources confirmed.
However, local officials have not yet commented and neither has the Taliban.