Nine hostages released from Taliban prison in Afghanistan

, 4:27 PM IST

Kabul : At least nine hostages were released from a prison run by the Taliban militants in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said the prisoners were released during an operation conducted in Nahr-e-Saraj district by the Afghan army in coordination with the other security institutions including the Afghan Air Force, reports the Khaama Press.

The command and control center of the Taliban militants were also destroyed during an airstrike carried out by the Afghan Air Force, the statement added.

The statement further added at least 6 militants were also killed in the operation.

So far, the anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents have not commented on the report. (ANI)