Provincial Governor spokesman Omar Zwak on Saturday commended the release of at least 12 civilians from a Taliban Prison in Southern Helmand Province in an overnight military operation.

The operation was conducted by the elite NDS forces of the Afghan spy agency in the provice’s Nahr-e-Saraj district, Zwak told dpa.

The detainees had been imprisoned by Taliban forces for various reasons, including cooperating with Afghan security forces.

Afghan special forces conducted several rescue missions in 2018, that saw hundreds of civilians, including women and children, freed from Taliban captivity.

dpa/NAN

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