Official: Afghan raid frees 60 from Taliban-run prison

May 6, 2016 1:00 PM

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KABUL, Afghanistan – A local official says that Afghan special forces troops have liberated more than 60 prisoners from a Taliban prison in the southern province of Helmand.

Provincial Governor Hayatullah Hayat said Friday that Afghan Army commandos and members of the country's elite counter-terrorism unit raided a private home in the Nawzad district, acting on an intelligence report. Two Taliban militants were killed and three wounded in the ensuing battle. A statement...

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