By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday that Commandos freed 62 people, including 36 security force members, from a Taliban prison on Tuesday night in Baghlan province.
According to the ministry, the prisoners were freed during a special operation by Commando forces in Baghlan Markazi district of the province. Four Taliban members were killed during the operation and a large amount of weapons and ammunition was destroyed, said the MoD. The Taliban has not yet commented. This comes after at least 41 prisoners were released from a Taliban prison during an operation by Commandos in Herat province on Monday night.
According to a statement issued by the Commandos Media Office on Tuesday, the operation was carried out on Monday night in Marwa village of Pashtun Zarghun district of Herat province. As a result, 41 prisoners, including 19 soldiers, were rescued from the prison.