The Taliban group released 21 more prisoners of the Afghan government as part of the ongoing prisoners’ release program aimed at aiding the peace process.

“Today, a total of 21 soldiers and policemen of the Kabul Administration were released from a prison of the Islamic Emirate in Takhar province and sent to their families after giving them the usual package of assistance,” Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for the Taliban group said.

The Afghan government started the release of Taliban weeks after the Taliban group signed a peace deal with Taliban in a bid to help kick start the intra-Afghan talks.

However, a series of attacks in Kabul disturbed the release of prisoners until the Taliban group announced a ceasefire on the occasion of Eid which was widely welcomed with the Afghan government vowing to expedite the release of prisoners.

The Afghan government released close to 3,000 prisoners of Taliban as of 31st May, according to Shaheen.

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