TalibanAt least four Tajikistani soldiers were freed by Taliban militants group in Afghanistan after Qatari authorities mediated for their release.

“Under the directives of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Qatari mediation succeeded in the release of four soldiers from Tajikstan who were captured by Taliban in December on the Northern borders of Afghanistan,” a statement by Qatar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

The statement further added that Qatar’s efforts were out of the state’s commitment to humanitarian values.

“Qatar is using all its resources and diplomacy to save lives,” the statement said, adding that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar praises all parties involved in the process.

This comes as the parents of one of the abducted Tajik soldiers made a desperate plea to Taliban militants group in Afghanistan to free their abducted son.

The 21-year-old Tajik soldier Merajuddin Shadeyov was abducted from the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan at the same the other soldiers were kidnapped.

According to reports the Taliban militants demanded to free their comrades in exchange for the freedom of the abducted soldiers.