Kabul: The Afghan Army launched an operation and freed 38 people from a Taliban prison in Ghazni province, the authorities said on Monday.Also Read - Afghanistan: Blast in University Classroom Injures Over 23 Students in Ghazni

“The Afghan National Army (ANA) waged a special operation and freed 38 people from a Taliban prison in Ghat Kali village, Ab Band district, on Sunday night,” Xinhua news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying in a statement. Also Read - Afghan presidential election delayed until July 20

The Ministry said nine militants were also killed in the operation. Also Read - Afghan presidential election delayed until July 20: official

“Following the raid, three weapons depots and two buildings used by the militants as a prison were destroyed by the security forces,” the statement added.

The freed people were shifted to an Army base for identification, the statement said.