The Chairman of the Afghan Senate Fazal Hadi Muslimyar has said some of the freed Taliban prisoners have returned to battlefield.

Speaking during a general session of the Upper House of Parliament, Muslimyar said a large number of Taliban prisoners who were freed by the government have returned to battlefield.

Muslimyar further added that he was not against the release of Taliban prisoners but emphasized that he is against the release of those inmates who return to battlefield.

According to Muslimyar, the majority of the militants who were killed in Laghman province on Monday were those militants who were recently freed from the prisons.

Meanwhile, Muslimyar called on United States and the Afghan government to take the issue seriously and release those militants only who are committed to a peaceful life.


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