The Taliban group has claimed it has released 28 more prisoners as part of the efforts to expedite the process for the release of prisoners.

Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for the political office of Taliban in Doha, said the Taliban group released the 28 prisoners in Herat province on Saturday.

Shaheen further added that the group also handed over clothes and 5,000 Afghanis to each of the prisoners to cover their transportation cost.

The Afghan government has not commented in this regard so far.

Javid Faisal, a spokesperson for the Office of National Security Council said Saturday that the Afghan government has so far released 1,000 Taliban prisoners in a bid to help the process and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Faisal further added that the Taliban group should not expedite the release of prisoners, refrain from killing the Afghans and launch direct talks as soon as possible.

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