Afghan National Army commandos rescues 10 civilians from Taliban prison

ANI Kunduz, Afghanistan May 11, 2019, 05.18 PM(IST)

An Afghan National Army commando aims his weapon amid ongoing fighting between Taliban militants and Afghan security forces in Kunduz. Photograph:( AFP )

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The civilians were shifted to an army camp for the identification process before being provided accommodation. They would be joining their families soon.

The Afghan National Army commandos rescued 10 civilians from a Taliban prison in an operation conducted late Friday night in the country`s northern province of Kunduz, a military source said on Saturday.

"The raid was launched in Aq Saray village, Chahar Dara district late Friday, and the building used by the Taliban as a detention centre was destroyed by the security forces," Xinhua quoted army spokesperson Ghulam Hazrat Karimi as saying.

Taliban militants guarding the facility fled before the troops arrived. The civilians were shifted to an army camp for the identification process before being provided accommodation. They would be joining their families soon.

Taliban insurgents frequently detain civilians from across villages and highways on charges of spying for the government security forces.