February 11, 2018

Taliban vows to release remaining Turkish hostages soon

By Sadaf Shinwari - Mon May 13 2013, 11:35 am

Taliban liaison office QatarThe Taliban group in Afghanistan on Monday announced to release the remaining Turkish hostages in the near future.

Taliban made the announcement through a statement following the release of four Turkish engineers who were freed late Sunday, however the source did not disclose furhter information on when the remaining hostages will be freed.

Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban group through the statement said, “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan released four Turkish engineers as a goodwill gesture for the Muslims of Turkey.”

Mujahid further added that the remaining four hostages will be released in the near future.

Taliban group in its statement also urged the government of Turkey for similar actions in a bid to bring the two Muslim nations close.

The Taliban Sunday freed four of eight Turkish engineers taken hostage last month after their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Afghan officials announced.

A Russian, a Kyrgyz and an Afghan were kidnapped along with the eight Turks on April 21 after the crash-landing of their helicopter in Logar, a Taliban stronghold south of the capital Kabul.

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