They have also arrested at least four Taliban group members who were operating as the group’s jailers in Helmand province.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the suspects were arrested during a special military raid in Greshk district.
According to a statement by NDS, the militants were operating under the supervision of the Taliban group leader Mullah Mazlumyar.
The suspects have been identified as Nazar son of Janan, Abdul Rahman son of Abdul Khaliq, Bacha Khan son of Mir Hamza and Naqibullah son of Abdul Rahman.
The statement further added that 14 civilians including children and teenage boys were released from the prison run by the Taliban during the operation.
Quoting the released prisoners, NDS said the Taliban insurgents were also sexually abusing the detained teenage and children. -KP
THE PASHTUN TIMES