The Commandos of the Afghan National Army (ANA) have rescued at least 38 people from a Taliban-run prison in southeastern Ghazni province.

The Commander of the Special Operations Corps of the Afghan Military Gen. Bismillah Waziri told reporters 38 people including three civilians have been rescued from a Taliban prison during an operation which was conducted in Aab Band district of Ghazni.

Gen. Waziri further added that 9 Afghan National Army soldiers and number of Afghan National Police soldiers were also rescued during the operations.

He said the militants had also abducted a number of security personnel of a parliamentary candidate as well as members of the public uprising forces.

The acting minister of defense Asadullah Khalid hailed the Afghan Commandos for the successful conduct of the operation which resulted into the release of the hostages.

Khalid also added that he had vowed to take the fight into the hideouts of the terrorists and the Afghan Commandos have proven this during their operation in Aab Band district of Ghazni.

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