Taliban slam EU, Kabul's 'interference' in prisoner issue
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Pakistan, June 29 -- Taliban negotiators on Sunday condemned what they called "interference" in the US-Taliban agreement on prisoner release by the European Union and the Afghan government.
Reports suggested last week that Western nations backed the Afghan government's reluctance to release several Taliban militants, who were blamed for major attacks including a deadly 2017 truck bombing near the Germany embassy in capital Kabul.
Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen said on Saturday the government has so far released their 3500 prisoners while Taliban have freed 676 government's prisoners. Shaheen gave the figures in a reply on Twitter. A Taliban negotiator said the agreement about the prisoner exchange was between the Taliban and...
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