Afghanistan: Five UK citizens released by Taliban

KABUL, 21 June 2022, (TON): Taliban and UK officials have said “the Taliban have released several British citizens who were detained in Afghanistan after an agreement was reached between the two countries.”

Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban government, in a statement said “the detainees were released following a series of meetings between Afghan and British officials.”

He said “a number of British nationals were released, who were arrested about six months ago for violating the laws and traditions of the Afghan people.”

Mujahid didn’t say what laws the UK citizens had broken or elaborate on why they had been detained.

The statement said all of them pledged to respect the laws of Afghanistan, the traditions and culture of the Afghan people and not to violate them again.

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