Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

‘101 prisoners freed from Taliban jails in Helmand’

‘101 prisoners freed from Taliban jails in Helmand’

Sep 26, 2016 - 20:01

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Monday said more than 100 people had been freed from Talibaninfo-icon-run prisons in three districts of southern Helmand province, a claim the rebels rejected.

The MoD in a statement said Special Security Forces raided Taliban-run jails in Marja, Nawzad and Nehr-i-Siraj district last night, freeing 101 prisoners.

However, the statement did not say if the prisoners were civilians, security forces or both.

The Helmand governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, only confirmed the operation by the special forces in Marja district.

The 215 Maiwant Military Corps media office in Helmand expressed their unawareness about the incident.

But a Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, denied the Taliban had prisons in the three districts.

“We strongly reject the claim that 100 people have been freed from captivity of the mujahideeninfo-icon,” he said.

He said security forces conducted a raid in the Marja district and detained three civilians.


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update