At least 19 civilians including children were rescued from a prison run by the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
According to the local security officials, the civilians were released during an operation in Pacher Agam district conducted jointly by the Afghan security forces.
The officials further added that rescued civilians joined their family after the operation concluded in Pacher Agam.
The loyalists of the terror group have not commented regarding the report so far.
This is the first time the Afghan forces have released the civilian prisoners taken hostage by the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group although the terror group has taken numerous hostages in this province in the past.
The loyalists of the terror group released a video last year which purportedly showed the ISIS loyalists forcing the men to sit on landmines and subsequently detonating the explosives.
The loyalists of the terror group claimed that the men were supporting the government and US forces and were looking to coordinate drone strikes against ISIS militants in Nangarhar.
The local officials in Nangarhar informed regarding the killing of the ISIS commander involved in the brutal killing of the civilians in Achin district.