Taliban militants group claimed that a number of a senior Taliban officials imprisoned in Kabul’s Pul-e-Charkhi jail, escaped from the prison.

A spokesman for the Taliban militants group Zabiullah Mujahid following a statement claimed at least 15 senior Taliban leaders managed to break the jail and have escaped to a safe place.

Mr. Mujahid further added the Taliban group members were kept in the 6th Block of the Pul-e-Charkhi prison and they escaped from the jail after breaking the doors.

He said majority of the Taliban detainees who escaped from the jail were sentenced to death and life sentence to jail.

Afghan government officials yet to comment regarding the statement of the Taliban group.

This comes as a number of individuals in the past escaped from Pul-e-Charkhi jail.

In the meantime an Afghan security official speaking on the condition of anonymity said Taliban detainees struggled to flee the central jail in Pul-e-Charkhi located in eastern Kabul however he denied reports regarding the 15 Taliban militants have succeeded to break the jail.