The Commandos of the Afghan National Army rescued at least 61 civilians from a Taliban prison in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the civilians were rescued during an operation conducted in Kajaki district, Afghan news agency Khaama Press reported.
The statement added that the operation was conducted in Deh Baba Kariz area of the district and the rescued civilians have all been shifted to 215th Maiwand Corps compound
According to Helmand governor’s office, a number of old men and children were also among those held by the Taliban and were rescued by the Commando forces.
At least 58 civilians were rescued during a similar operation conducted in the vicinity of Musa Qala district of Helmand province nearly three weeks ago.