The Special Operations Corps says ANA commandos have released 34 people from a Taliban prison in Herat province.
The commando units carried out a special rescue operation on a Taliban prison in the village of “Krucha” in the Adraskan district of Herat province, as a result of which 34 military and civilians were freed from clutches of the Taliban.
According to the statement, the released prisoners include 11 ANA soldiers, seven policemen, three air force officers, five workers of a project, seven civilian employees for the government, and a public uprising force member.
The statement added that six Taliban fighters were killed in the operation and some of the militant group’s weapons, ammunition, and a detention center were completed destroyed.
The western part of Herat province is one of the relatively insecure provinces in the country, where Taliban fighters are active in some parts of the province.
Previously, Afghan commandos have released more than 40 prisoners from a Taliban prison in Baghlan province.