TALUQAN, Afghanistan, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Taliban militants dynamited a bridge in northern Afghanistan's Takhar province on Saturday, cutting the link between the Eshkamish district headquarters to several villages, district governor Abdul Qayum Qani said.
A group of militants, by using explosive devices, destroyed a major bridge in the Eshkamish district Saturday morning, cutting off the link between eight villages to the district headquarters, the official said.
Attack on the bridge took place amid Taliban militants' attempt to overrun the Eshkamish district, Qani added.
Fighting aircraft, according to the official, have been attacking the militants' hideouts in the besieged district over the past couple of days and have killed nine armed militants since Friday.
Taliban militants who have been attempting to capture the Eshkamish district, are yet to make comments.