Taliban reacts to release of prisoners of group by govt

Taliban reacts to release of prisoners of group by govt

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: The Taliban group reacted to the release of 900 prisoners of the group by the Afghan government, calling it ‘a good progress’.

Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for the political office of Taliban, issued a statement online and welcomed the release of 900 prisoners.

“The release of 900 prisoners by the other side is a good progress. The Islamic Emirate will release a remarkable number of prisoners soon, inshaAllah,” he said in a Twitter post.

The Afghan government released 900 prisoners of the Taliban group late on Tuesday.

The government released a group of 100 Taliban prisoners a day before the release of 900 prisoners of Taliban in a bid to help the peace process.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had earlier vowed to expedite the release of Taliban prisoners in a bid to reciprocate the move by the group for announcing ceasefire on three days of Eid Al-Fitr.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said President Ghani convened a meeting in ARG Palace late on Sunday to discuss the release of Taliban prisoners in return to Taliban’s gesture of goodwill for announcing ceasefire during Eid Days. (Khaama Press)

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