Kabul: Six armed militants were killed and 28 people were rescued from a Taliban detention centre during a special operation launched by Afghan army in Helmand province, the Defence Ministry said.
"The commandos of Afghan National Army launched the raid in surrounding areas of Helmand's Musa Qala district. A gunfight took place when the troops arrived at the targeted facility, and six armed militants were killed," said the Ministry in a statement released on Tuesday.
The rescued people have been shifted to an army camp were they received medical checkups, Ministry said.
Taliban insurgents frequently detain the civilans alleging spying for government security forces.
The Taliban militant group has not commented on the report yet.