More than 30 rescued in Afghan raid on Taliban prison

By REUTERS
November 19, 2017 08:57
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LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan - Afghan and foreign special forces raided a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province on Sunday and rescued at least 30 people, according to army and provincial officials.



Those rescued in the raid in Helmand's Nawzad district included four children under the age of 12 and two policemen, the officials said. Twenty of the people had been arrested by the Taliban in connection with helping the government or were family members of Afghan army and police.


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