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Afghan security forces freed over 30 prisoners from Taliban captivity in the western Herat province bordering Iran, authorities said on Wednesday. reports citing foreign media that it also shared pictures of the prisoners who were said to have been held in an improvised Taliban prison in the Adraskan district of Herat.

"11 army soldiers, seven policemen, three Afghan Air Force personnel, seven civilian workers of development project, seven government employees, and a member of the public uprising force are released from prison," the Defense Ministry said.

At least six Taliban insurgents were killed in the Tuesday night operation, it added.

In recent weeks, the Afghan security forces have broken into a number of such Taliban facilities in Logar, Helmand, and Baghlan provinces, releasing dozens of captives.

2021.03.03 / 18:14
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