TalibanThe Taliban militants group in Afghanistan on Tuesday announced to release the Kyrgyzstan hostage.

According to a statement released by Taliban group, “The citizen of Kyrgyzstan who was detained along with nine other foreigners by Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate a while back has been released after formal request from Kyrgyzstan as well as decision by leadership of Islamic Emirate, due to good intention, human compassion and Islamic sympathy.”

This comes as Taliban group released all 8 Turkish engineers earlier in May.

Taliban militants abducted at least eight Turkish citizens along with an Afghan and two pilots from Rusia and Kyrgyzstan after a civilian helicopter made an emergency landing in eastern Logar province of Afghanistan.

The Turkish citizens reported to be construction workers were flying to Khost, south-east of the capital Kabul, when their Russian Mi-8 helicopter was forced to land in the restive district of Azra on 21 April.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.