Afghan army’s 217th Pamir corps in a released statement on Wednesday said 62 ANDSF and civilians were freed from Taliban prison during a special operation in Baghlan province.

Abdul Hadi Nazari, a spokesman for the 217th Pamir corps said that members of the (KKA) special unit carried out a special operation on Tuesday night on a Taliban prison in the village of Nowruzak in Baghlan-e-Markazi district of Baghlan province.

He said 36 Afghan government forces and 26 civilians were released from the Taliban jail following the night raid.

According to Nazari at least four Taliban militants were killed, all of the four killed insurgents used to guard the prison.

The corps’ spokesman also added that a number of explosive devices and ammunition belonging to the Taliban were also destroyed.

According to reports the entire prison was also damaged following the rescue mission.

Previously, the Ministry of Defense in a released statement on Tuesday said that the Afghan army’s commando units freed up to 41 people from Taliban prison.

Fawad Aman, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said Tuesday that Afghan commandos carried out a special operation on Monday night over a Taliban prison in the Marwa village of Pashtun Zarghun district in Herat Province.

According to Aman 41 people including 19 Afghan National Defense and Security Force members and 22 captive civilians were released from the Taliban jail.