The exchange of prisoners between the Afghan government and the Taliban has been completed, the remaining seven Taliban prisoners will be transferred from Afghan jails to Qatar, while the Taliban had demanded the release of these seven prisoners before the start of peace talks.

According to Afghan media reports, the Afghan government had released 113 Taliban prisoners yesterday and handed over two Afghan commandos to local authorities in Kandahar province.

Afghan and Western officials have been quoted as saying that the remaining seven Taliban prisoners will be transferred from Afghan prisons to Qatar under an agreement where they will be monitored.

It should be noted that intra-Afghan talks are likely to start this week.

 

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