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The Taliban said the release of Afghan prisoners twenty

The radical Taliban on Monday freed 20 captive soldiers and policemen in Northern Afghanistan, said the official representative of polytopes movement in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen.

"Today in Kunduz province, from prison "Islamic Emirate" was released on 20 soldiers and police, the administration in Kabul," wrote Shaheen on Twitter.

The Taliban spokesman added that all released and sent back to their families and provided them with "aid packages".

Earlier, the representative of the President of Afghanistan Sedik Sedici reported that authorities released nearly 3.9 thousand prisoners of the militants of the radical movement "Taliban". In turn, the Taliban demand Afghan authorities to release 5 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.