AFGHANISTAN: Nearly 59 individuals who were held captive by Taliban militants in Greshk and Nahr Siraj districts in Helmand were freed in a special military operation by Army Commando troops on Friday night.
The Defense Ministry spokesman, Dawlat Waziri, said the special operation was launched on Friday and the hostages were freed in a special operation by Army Commando troops in areas which were under control of Taliban.
In a press briefing on Saturday, Waziri said: “Our special forces launched a military operation last night [Friday night] and surrounded the Taliban’s prison and killed those militants that resisted them [special forces].”
He added: “There were 59 prisoners that all were freed and the military operation was completed in 30 minutes.”
About identity of the captives he said: “Among the 59 individuals, 37 were army troops, seven of them were police force members and the remaining were civilians.” -Tolonews