Afghan commandos free 105 civilians from Taliban prison in Helmand

Salaam Times

HELMAND -- Afghan special forces conducted an operation Wednesday (May 30) in Helmand Province, freeing at least 105 civilians from a Taliban prison, Afghanistan's Special Operations Corps said in a statement.

Commandos carried out the operation in the villages of Sor Kariz and De Babay in Kajaki District, said the statement Thursday (May 31).

Five women were among those freed, the statement added.

Security forces killed four insurgents and arrested another, according to the statement, adding that they also seized 10 motorbikes during the operation.

The Taliban did not immediately comment.

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