Ministry of Defense in a post on their Facebook page said, that commando forces rescued at least 13 prisoners from the clutches of the Taliban.

The captured prisoners were rescued from a Taliban jail in the Washir district of Helmand province.

Commando operations backed by air support conducted a mission on Taliban controlled jail during the night.

The overnight mission forced the Taliban militants to flee to nearby villages.

Security officials told the media, that 13 people including a policeman were rescued from the grips of the Taliban during the operation.

The abductees were held by the Taliban for over a year and were being held inside the prison in a poor condition.

The freed Afghan citizens, including the policeman, have returned to their families.

So far, Taliban have not commented on the incident.

This comes as Kandahar police spokesman, Jamal Nasser Barakzai told media, that around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning in the Chonai area of ​​the 13th district of Kandahar city, a magnetic IED targeted a taxi.

A taxi driver was killed in the magnetic IED blast, Barakzai added.

No further details were provided in relations to the targeted IED explosion.

No group or individual have yet accepted the responsibility for the incident.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.