Rahmatullah Yarmal, the governor of Laghman province, said Thursday morning Dawlat Shah district has fallen to the Taliban after security forces were forced to retreat.
He said the security forces had been under siege for several days.
A reliable source told Ariana News however that security forces stationed in the area held off the Taliban for a week but lacking supplies, they surrendered to the Taliban at around 6:45 am on Thursday.
The Taliban has confirmed that the district is under their control.
Meanwhile, sources said in the past 48 hours, seven security checkpoints in Alingar district, also in Laghman province, have come under Taliban control without any clashes having occurred.
So far there are no reports of casualties.
The Taliban has not yet commented.