The Afghan Special Forces have rescued seven civilians during an operation in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military said Sunday.

According to a statement released by the Special Operations Corps, the Afghan Special Forces stormed a Taliban prison in Washir district of Helmand on Saturday which resulted into the killing of Taliban fighter.

The statement further added that seven civilians who were kept as prisoners in the cell were also rescued during the operation.

The detention cell was destroyed together with a vehicle during the operation, the Special Operations Corps added in its statement.

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

This comes as the Afghan forces rescued five people during a similar operation which was conducted in Kunduz province of Afghanistan two days ago.


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