28 people freed from Taliban prison in Afghanistan

Six armed militants were killed and 28 people were freed from a Taliban detention centre after the Afghan army launched a special operation in Helmand province, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
28 people freed from Taliban prison in Afghanistan
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"The commandos of Afghan National Army launched the raid in surrounding areas of Helmand's Musa Qala district. A gunfight took place when the troops arrived at the targeted facility, and six armed militants were killed," Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry as saying in a statement.
The freed people received medical checkups after they were shifted to an army camp, according to the statement.
Taliban insurgents frequently detain civilians and off-duty soldiers from villages and highways and punish civilians for spying for government security forces.
The Taliban militant group has not made a comment on the report so far.

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