Have you ever wondered why recently after the launch of the new military spring operations of 'Azm by the taliban their activity is mainly very much in the north of Afghanistan where they have made a lot of victories and are very strong, with strong popular support? The reason is that Kunduz, Badakhshan and Baghlan is all very close and surrounds the area with the name Taloqan or Taleqan, the prophet (peace be upon him) said about that place and its people the following:
'Pity poor Taloqan [a region in Afghanistan]. At that place are treasures of Allah. These are not of gold and silver, but consist of people who have recognized Allah as they should have. They are the Mahdi's servants'.
The word Taliqan not just mentions the TALIQAN region of today only but it describes the whole of the area since in older times sometimes a name of small region describes the whole of the region for example The King of whole Afghanistan and many parts of central asia i.e MAHMUD OF GHAZNI was known as the KING OF ZABUL(Persian Poet Fidausi always called him as SHAH-E-ZABUL in his famous poem “Shahnama Firdausi”).Zabul was a small province but the whole area was known as ZABUL at that time.So the word TALIQAN means the whole of the area of Khorasan and not just TALIQAN itself
Now you understand what is going on!
Sources: Kanzul Amal 291/14 and Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-zaman, p.59