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Afghan Govt declares release of 900 Taliban
July 08, 2019

In Afghanistan, Taliban have set free 40 security personnel from their custody in northern Jawzjan province.

An army spokesman Abdul Hadi Jamal said on Monday that a bunch of 40 security personnel, mostly policemen have reached Shiberghan.

This was the second group of Afghan security personnel released in Jawzjan province over the past week.

Earlier, Taliban had released 42 Afghan security personnel one week ago after capturing Qush Tepa district in Jawzjan province.

Taliban militants captured Qush Tepa district last week and reportedly arrested 90 security personnel based there.

The  Afghan government has also declared the release of some 900 Taliban languishing in prisons as a good will gesture to accelerate the ongoing peace process.