Afghan forces storm Taliban hideout in S. Afghanistan, set free 12 detainees

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TIRIN KOT, Afghanistan, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) — The security forces have stormed a Taliban militants’ hideout in Shahidi Hasas district of Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan province and rescued 12 detainees, all civilians, said an army statement released here Monday.

According to the statement, the special operations were launched early Monday and the security forces after killing three insurgents and arresting five others, entered the hideout and set free 12 people who were held by the militants.

Taliban militants have not made comments on the report yet.

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