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Afghan authorities freed almost 3.9 thousand Taliban prisoners

Afghan authorities freed almost 3.9 thousand prisoners of the militants of the radical movement "Taliban", reports TV channel Tolo News, citing the official representative of President Sedik Sedici.

According to the representative, at the moment, authorities released 3895 Taliban. After some time in his Twitter, the official representative of polytopes the Taliban in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen wrote that the Taliban released a further 34 representatives of the Afghan security forces in Badakhshan.

Earlier, the representative of national security Council of Afghanistan Javid Faisal said that the government has released at least three thousand prisoners of the Taliban. In turn, the Taliban demand Afghan authorities to release the five thousand prisoners on the basis of an agreement with the United States.

At the end of February at a ceremony in Qatar, the US and the Taliban signed their first for more than 18 years of war a peace agreement, which provides for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan in 14 months and the beginning of an intra-Afghan dialogue after the transaction for the exchange of prisoners.