At least ten civilians were rescued from a Taliban prison during a joint operation conducted in south-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan the Afghan military said Tuesday.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said a statement that the operation was conducted in Bala area of Qarabagh district.

The statement further added that the foreign forces were also accompanying the Afghan armed forces during the operation.

At least 9 militants were also killed and five others were arrested during the same operation, the 203rd Thunder Corps added in its statement.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.

Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in Southeast of Afghanistan. Taliban insurgents are active in some of its districts and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.