Dozens of prisoners freed from Taliban jail

2017-11-19 22:04
An Afghan security force member stands guard at a checkpoint in Maiwand district of Kandahar province. (Javed Tanveer, AFP)

An Afghan security force member stands guard at a checkpoint in Maiwand district of Kandahar province. (Javed Tanveer, AFP)

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Kandahar - Dozens of prisoners were freed by Afghan special forces during a raid on a Taliban jail in southern Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday.

During the operation, up to 30 civilians and police were rescued from the prison in Helmand province, where the militants have a large presence.

Among those released were four teenagers, said Helmand police spokesperson Abdul Salam Afghan.

Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai, commander of the Afghan National Army's 215 Corps, said 20 civilians who had been chained up and "a number of police" were sprung from the jail in Nawzad district.

The inmates had been accused by the Taliban of "committing various crimes", Ahmadzai added.

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