August 14, 2020

Afghan authorities begin release of ‘dangerous’ Taliban prisoners

Kabul (AFP) – Afghan authorities on Friday said they had started to release 400 Taliban prisoners, the final hurdle in long-delayed peace talks between the two warring sides, even as President Ashraf Ghani warned they were a “danger to the world”.The Afghan government and the Taliban are set to meet within days of the prisoner release being completed, in a move that has drawn widespread condemnation after it emerged many of the inmates were involved in attacks that killed scores of Afghans and foreigners.A group of 80 prisoners was released on Thursday, said National Security Council spokesman…


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