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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Deadly clash among Afghan forces and Taliban in Nangarhar province

The Taliban militants suffered heavy casualties during a deadly clash with the Afghan security forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the clash between the Afghan forces the Taliban militants took place late on Wednesday night.

The statement further added at least sixteen Taliban militants were killed or wounded during the clash sparked by a coordinated Taliban attack.

According to the provincial government, the Taliban militants attacked the security posts in Mamli Bagh area in Khogyani district, sparking heavy clash with the security forces.

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