8 Militants killed during attack on Taliban prison in Helmand
Kabul - QNA
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least eight militants were killed during an attack on the Taliban prison in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.
According to a statement by Ministry of Defense (MoD), the raid was conducted in the restive Marjah district.
The statement further added that seven militants were also arrested an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) manufacturing factory was destroyed along with a vehicle and two motorcycles belonging to the militants, according to the Afghan (Khaama Press).
MoD said at least 19 hostages were also released from the prison belonging to the Taliban militants during the raid.
This comes as the commander of the 1st Brigade of 215th Maiwand Corps of the Afghan National Army General Noor Alam said Sunday that 23 hostages were released during an operation conducted in Sistani area late on Saturday night.
He said the hostages were all ordinary civilians who were kept by the Taliban militants in the prison.
According to Gen. Alam, at least 20 militants were killed and over 30 others were wounded during the operations in Helmand province.
The Taliban militants have not commented regarding the report so far.