The Afghan Special Forces have rescued at least eleven civilians who were kept as prisoners in a cell run by the Taliban militants in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The 215th Maiwand Corps of the Afghan Military in the South in a statement said the Special Forces of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted an operation on Friday night which resulted into the rescue of 11 civilians from a Taliba-run prison.

The statement further added that the civilians and security personnel did not suffer any casualties during the operation.

In the meantime, a military source says at least three Taliban militants were also killed during the same operation.

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

Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the Taliban militants and other groups are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.