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Afghan Military Raid Frees 16 Hostages From Taliban Prison

The Afghan military has raided a Taliban-held prison and freed 16 hostages, including civilian and security personnel, in the restive southern province of Helmand, officials said Monday. A Defense Ministry spokesman, Dawlat Waziri, told VOA the overnight raid in the district of Gerishk also killed 17 Taliban insurgents, including six suicide bombers who were guarding the prison. A Taliban spokesman confirmed the raid in the Shoraki area and alleged that “foreign invaders,” a reference...

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