Commandos Free 8 Captives of Taliban in Baghlan
[ToloNews] Eight security force members were freed from a Taliban
prison in an operation in northern Baghlan on Sunday night, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on Monday.
The operation was launched in Amarkhil village of Baghlan-e-Jadid and the security force members who had been taken captive were released, it said.
In the meantime, a security source said that two security forces members were killed, and another was maimed during the operation.
The MoD did not comment on the possible casualties of the security forces during the operation.
The Taliban has not yet commented over the operation.
Baghlan province in the north is also faced heavy fighting between the government forces and the Taliban over the last week. Some areas in Baghlan-e-Markazi district that were under Hizb-e-Islami fighters’ control, as well as the Pul-e-Khumri — Kunduz highway, have fallen to the Taliban and at least 10 security force members have been either killed or maimed in the festivities in the last 24 hours, according to local sources.
The recent festivities in Baghlan have displaced thousands of families in the province, according to local officials.
|Posted by trailing wife 2021-05-25 00:05||
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