Afghan gov't releases another 900 Taliban inmates

Afghan gov't releases another 900 Taliban inmates
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  • calendar-gray 26 May 2020

 A total of 900 Taliban inmates were freed from Afghan government's prisons on Tuesday in the latest move to further advance the intra-Afghan peace talks, a spokesperson for the Office of the National Security Council confirmed, APA reports citing Xinhua.

"The government released 900 Taliban prisoners today to further advance peace efforts, including an extended ceasefire and the immediate start of intra-Afghan peace talks," spokesman Javid Faisal tweeted.

The move came after Taliban militants announced a three-day ceasefire during Eid al-Fitr festival, starting from Sunday.

Taliban militants have reportedly agreed to extend the ceasefire for another four days or more.

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