The Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in north-western Ghor province of Afghanistan and released nine hostages from a Taliban prison.

The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Special Forces stormed the Taliban prison in Surkh Balagh Village located in Pasaband district.

The statement further added that the Special Forces rescued nine hostages during the same operation.

The Afghan Special Forces had earlier rescued nine people from a Taliban prison in Ghazni province.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Ghor province has deteriorated during the recent months.

Taliban militants are active in remote and restive areas of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the terrorist groups in this province.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government militants.