At least 41 captives rescued and many al-Qaeda affiliates killed by Afghan forces
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The ministry of Defense in a released statement on Tuesday said that Afghan army’s commando units freed up to 41 people from Taliban prison.
Fawad Aman, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said Tuesday that Afghan commandos carried out a special operation on Monday night over a Taliban prison in the Marwa village of Pashtun Zarghun district in Herat Province.
According to Aman 41 people including 19 Afghan National Defense and Security Force members and 22 captive civilians were released from the Taliban jail.
The deputy spokesman for MoD added that seven Taliban militants were also killed and some of their weapons and ammunition were also destroyed during the operation.
The majority of the released prisoners were civilians, Aman added.
Meanwhile, MoD stated that 13 al-Qaeda affiliates for the Indian subcontinent were killed in Helman province.
MoD added that on Monday afternoon Afghan Air Force targeted Taliban and al-Qaeda hideouts in Popalzu area of Khansheen district in Helman province.
MoD further mentioned that Haji Ulfat , a key Taliban member was also wounded during the AAF air raids.
The killed “terrorists” were reportedly skilled bomb makers and were responsible for training the militants on the utilization process of night vision goggles.
This comes as six people were wounded in separate blasts in the Qarabagh district of Kabul province on Tuesday morning.
Local officials told the media that the first incident occurred at around 8:00 am local time in Logariha village of the district in which three military personnel were injured, sequentially the second explosion took place in the same area minutes after the initial blast.
The second explosion left three civilians including children wounded.
No group or individual claimed responsibility for the attack.
Source: Khaama Press