Army Special Forces release 42 from Taliban prison in Baghlan

8 Subh, Kabul: The army in the northeast announced on Tuesday, February 16, that Special Forces had released 25 soldiers and 17 civilians from a Taliban prison in Baghlan province.

According to the 217th Pamir Corps in Kunduz, the operation to free the prisoners was carried out at night, on Monday, February 15, in the Nowruzak area of Central Baghlan district in Baghlan province.

During the operation, 19 police officers, 17 civilians, and six soldiers were released from the prison. The 217th Pamir Corps said the prison where the detainees were held was destroyed. This is the second Taliban prison in Baghlan province to be attacked by army forces in the past two months.

Government forces have recently launched several operations against Taliban prisons in Logar, Baghlan, and Helmand provinces, releasing several prisoners.