AT News Report
KABUL: In the wake of ongoing peace talks, the Taliban have freed five workers of the Citizen Charter Program in southern Uruzgan province, an official said Wednesday.
Governor spokesman Adam Khan Jilani told Pajhwok Afghan News the workers were abducted by the Taliban as a result of internal rift between the Taliban over some schemes implemented under the Citizen Charter Programme.
They were abducted almost one month earlier on their way from Tirinkot to Chori district.
The release of the workers was made possible through the mediation of elders.
Mohammad Karim Karimi, deputy head of the Provincial Council, said three released workers hailed from Uruzgan and two from Kandahar provinces.
He said the workers had been freed from the Taliban jail in the Zamindaro locality of Helmand province.
He said the released might have been made possible through money.
The releasement come when Taliban are getting ready for a direct talk with Afghan delegation comprised from all walks of society, salted for 19 April in Qatar.
The delegation will fly to Doha likely on Friday with all-out efforts to make Taliban ready to shun violence and node for a comprehensive ceasefire.