October 20, 2018

Afghan commandos rescue 61 civilians from a Taliban prison in Helmand

By Khaama Press - Fri Aug 03 2018, 11:46 am

The Commandos of the Afghan National Army rescued at least 61 civilians from a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the civilians were rescued during an operation conducted in Kajaki district.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted in Deh Baba Kariz area of the district and the rescued civilians have all been shifted to 215th Maiwand Corps compound

According to Helmand governor’s office, a number of old men and children were also among those held by the Taliban and were rescued by the Commando forces.

A number of the released inmates have said the Taliban militants were torturing and misbehaving with them.

In the meantime, the provincial government said at least seven suspected militants were also arrested during the same operation and two others were killed.

This is not the first time the Afghan forces are conducting special operations against the hideouts of the Taliban militants which are used as prison cells.

At least 58 civilians were rescued during a similar operation conducted in the vicinity of Musa Qala district of Helmand province nearly three weeks ago.

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