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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Government releases over 190 Hezb-e-Islami prisoners

The Afghan government on Thursday released more than 190 Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) members that had been imprisoned in Pul-e-Charkhi and Bagram prisons, officials confirmed.

The prisoners were released in accordance with the peace agreement between the government and Hizb-e-Islami last year.

Col. Shah Mir Ahmad Por, prison communication in-charge, said the inmates were released, following the presidential order, adding that cases of other HIA prisoners will be also reviewed in next few days.

Meanwhile, Nasrullah Safari, head of the joint commission on government-HIA peace agreement said that freed inmates had been imprisoned for their involvement in internal and external security issues.

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В Афганистане 10 заключенных сбежали из тюрьмы

Из тюрьмы в провинции Майдан Вардак (Афганистан) сбежали 10 заключенных, 8 из них отбывали свой срок за контрабанду наркотиков, а двое – террористы радикального движения «Талибан», запрещенного в РФ. Об этом информирует «Интерфакс» со ссылкой на сообщение телеканала 1TV.

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Over 12,000 Afghan Citizens in Pakistan, Iran Jails

More than 7,000 Afghans are in Pakistani jails while 5,124 more are in prisons in Iran, the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation said on Thursday.

Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi, Minister of Refugees and Repatriation said that the exact numbers of Afghans in Pakistani jails are not clear yet but currently, there are 7,000 Afghans are in prisons in Pakistan.

Recently, more than 600 Afghan prisoners have been transferred to Afghanistan from Iran, where they will complete the remaining judicial processes in accordance to the Afghan laws.

The prisoners have been transferred to Afghanistan based on the government’s signed agreement to exchange prisoners with Iran.

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