30 Taliban prisoners freed from Nangarhar prison

Monitoring Desk

JALALABAD: The authorities have released more than 30 Taliban prisoners from the central prison of Nangarhar province.

The Nangarhar governor’s office in a statement said the authorities released the Taliban prisoners in accordance with a presidential decree.

The statement further added that 32 Taliban prisoners were set free from the central prison of Nangarhar. The governor’s office also added that 2,300 people including women are currently serving in Nangarhar central prison.

The statement also added that President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had ordered the release of 887 Taliban prisoners on the eve of Eid Al-Fitr.

The release of Taliban prisoners has attracted mixed reactions from the people as some believe that released Taliban group members would return to battlefield.

However, the authorities are saying that they release the prisoners after proper security screening.(Khaama Press)