Afghan Forces Free 149 Hostages Taken by Taliban in Ambush

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(From AP News)

Afghan forces launched a lightning operation in northern Kunduz province on Monday, rescuing 149 people, including women and children, abducted by the Taliban just hours earlier, officials said. . . .

The operation was a boost for Afghan forces, which have struggled to contain a resurgent Taliban on battlefields across the country.

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