Afghan Commandos break into another jail of Taliban in Helmand province

The Afghan Commandos have stormed another compound of the Taliban group in Helmand province which was used a detention facility by the group in this province.

The provincial government media office in a statement the Special Forces conducted an operation in Musa Qala district late on Tuesday night and released at least ten people from the prison run by the Taliban.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted by the Commandos of the 7th Kandak and as a result six civilians and four policemen were rescued.

This is not the first time the Afghan forces are conducting special operations against the hideouts of the Taliban militants which are used as prison cells.

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58 released from Taliban prison in Helmand

At least 58 people, including security personnel and civilians, were released from a Taliban prison in Helmand province, local officials said on Tuesday.

Maiwand 205 Corps in a press release said the prisoners were freed after a commando unit raided the prison late Monday night in Musa Qala district.

“Four soldiers, 15 Police officers, two doctors and 33 civilians were the prisoners who freed by security forces and four Taliban who were warden were arrested,” the press release added.

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Afghan forces rescue 7 civilians from a Taliban prison in Uruzgan province

The Afghan armed forces have rescued at least seven civilians kept prisoners inside a Taliban-run cell in southern Uruzgan province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the civilians were rescued during an operation conducted in Charchino district.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense, at least eight militants were also killed during the clashes with the Afghan forces.

The statement further added that a vehicle, six motorcycles, 4000 kgs of explosives, munitions, drugs, and weapons were also destroyed during the same operation.

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

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Afghan commandos rescue 105 people including women from Taliban prison

The Afghan Special Forces have rescued 105 people including women from a prison run by the Taliban group in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the at least five women were among those rescued during the operation in Kajaki district.

The statement further added that the hostages were released during an operation late on Wednesday night.

According to governor’s office, the operation was conducted by the Commando forces of 7th Kandak in Sur Kariz and Deh Baba areas.

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Abducted UN staff member and her child released in Kabul

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan confirms that a UN employee who was kidnapped with her child has been released in Kabul.

“The United Nations in Afghanistan welcomes the release in Kabul of a colleague and her child held hostage since January, while expressing outrage at their abduction and the earlier murder of another colleague who was also seized during the same incident,” UNAMA said in a statement.

The statement further adds that the release of the woman and her young son is of enormous relief to their loved ones, colleagues and to the entire UN family in Afghanistan.

“We condemn the shameful abduction and what appears to be the deliberate murder of one of our colleagues,” said Ingrid Hayden, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Acting Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). “Our thoughts are with the families most affected by this terrible crime and we urge authorities to do everything within their powers to bring the perpetrators to account.”

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