Afghan forces storm major Taliban hideout, prison in Nangarhar province

The Afghan armed forces have stormed a major hideout of Taliban which was used as headquarters by group’s militants and commanders to conducted terrorist related activities in Lalpur district of Nangarhar province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said a prison along with several other small and medium hideouts of the group were also discovered and destroyed during the same operation and some heavy and light weapons and munitions were confiscated.

The statement further added that Taliban militants were keeping innocent civilians as hostages inside the prison besides using the hideouts to carry out attacks in Nangarhar province.

At least ten villages have also been cleared the operations so far and new security outposts have been established, the provincial government added in its statement.

The security situation in Nangarhar province has deteriorate during the recent years as both Taliban and ISIS loyalists are attempting to expand their foothold and insurgency in this province.

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