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23 prisoners freed from Taliban jail in Helmand

23 prisoners freed from Taliban jail in Helmand

May 22, 2016 - 16:40

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Twenty-three civilians and military officials were freed from a Talibaninfo-icon prison during an overnight raid in the Marjah district of southern Helmand province, an official said on Sunday.

The governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News security forces captured a Taliban prison in Karo square area, arresting its three guards, who were currently being investigated.

A local police commander, who wished anonymity, said two prisons belonging to Taliban were destroyed in Sestani and Karo square areas of Marjah district and several inmates were freed

Taliban have not yet commented on the incident that followed weeks of serious clashes in the area.


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