20 ANDSF members freed from Taliban prison

Twenty Afghan security force members were freed from a Taliban prison during an operation by Afghan National Defense and Security Force (ANDSF) members in Khashrod district of Nimroz province on Friday night, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Saturday.

According to the MoD, 17 of them are Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and three others are Afghan National Police (ANP) members.

“Seven Taliban, including a commander of theirs, were killed during the operation,” said the MoD.

According to the MoD the “prisoners were extensively tortured by the Taliban.”

Taliban have not yet commented.