Defense Minister said the operation was carried out by special forces in accordance with ongoing plans.
38 People Freed From Taliban Prison: MoD
Afghanistan Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Tuesday said at least 38 forces including civilians were freed from a Taliban prison during a special force’s operation in Ghazni province.
Speaking at an event at the ministry, Minister Assadullah Khalid said that they promised to go after enemy hideouts, and in doing so were able to release the 38 people held in captivity by the Taliban in Ghazni.
The operation was conducted by Afghan special forces with the help of allies, Khalid said.
Also speaking at the event, General Bismillah Waziri, the commander of Special Operation Military Corps, said the operation was conducted this month in Ab Band district of the province.
Waziri said that military soldiers, local police, civilians and security guards belonging to a parliamentary member were among those freed.
Waziri also said that on average, the special forces conduct five to 10 operations against insurgents across the country every day.
Taliban has not yet commented.