Afghan forces rescue 30 from Taliban-run prison

ANI | Updated: Nov 19, 2017 18:11 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], November 19 (ANI): The Afghan Special Forces have rescued over 30 persons, including children, from a Taliban-run prison in Afghanistan's Helmand province.

The prisoners were rescued during an operation in the early hours of Sunday morning, reported Khaama Press, quoting the Afghan military officials as saying.

At least four children under the age of 12 were also among those rescued.

While the local officials state that the civilians were apparently abducted on charges of supporting the government, the Taliban claimed that the individuals rescued during the operation were arrested on various criminal charges.

Earlier, the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) rescued at least eleven persons from a Taliban prison in Helmand province in May. (ANI)